From British daily The Guardian:
Security cameras and HQ squads: Wal-Mart‘s union-busting tactics
· Retailer accused of flouting human rights
· Claims of harassment and propaganda
Andrew Clark in New York
Tuesday May 1, 2007
The world’s biggest retailer, Wal-Mart, will today stand accused of routinely flouting its workers’ human rights through a sophisticated strategy of harassing union organisers, discriminating against long-term staff and indoctrinating employees with misleading propaganda.
In a forensic indictment based on two years’ research, the Washington-based pressure group Human Rights Watch will lift the lid on Wal-Mart’s aggressive tactic of stamping on the slightest sign that workers are organising representation.
Evidence in Discounting Rights, a report to be published this morning, includes examples of workers forced into unpaid overtime and an alleged strategy of squeezing out long-serving staff who are more costly than low-wage, temporary, younger workers.
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