USA: Wal-Mart plan to slash employees’ health benefits


Wal-Mart, Bush, and health care, cartoon

From London daily News Line:

Friday, 2 June 2006

WAL-MART PLANS TO SLASH HEALTH BENEFITS

America’s campaign to change supermarket giant Wal-Mart, WakeUpWalMart.com, has released copies of Wal-Mart’s new health care benefits plan for current part-time employees and full-time employees ‘transitioned’ to part-time.

The health care documents were given to the group by Wal-Mart employees concerned about the terrible effects that Wal-Mart’s new policies, in particular the drastic transition from full-time to part-time, are having on employee morale, customer service and store performance.

The first document, a seven-page booklet, titled ‘My Benefits: New Peak Time Benefits: Making a Difference for You,’ details the specific changes to Wal-Mart’s health care benefits which the company announced last month.

The second document is a memo from Wal-Mart’s ‘administrative committee’ to all ‘full and peak-time hourly associates,’ titled a ‘Summary of Material Modifications to Associates’ Health and Welfare Plan.’

Both documents were given to employees as part of a special enrolment period which runs from May 15-26, 2006.

The special enrolment period, however, is not open to all Wal-Mart associates.

USA: health and women: here.

And here.

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