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    :: Tuesday, October 21, 2008 ::

    Wal-Mart Closes unionized Quebec tire and lube shop - National Union of Public and General Employees, Canada
    Gatineau, Que. (17 Oct. 2008) - Wal-Mart has reinforced its reputation as the world's biggest union buster by closing a Quebec tire and lubrication shop, where a first union contract was recently imposed by the Quebec Labour Relations Board (QLRB).

    The shutdown, effective immediately, involves five employees at a Tire and Lube Express (TLE) operation attached to a company store in Gatineau, across the Ottawa River from Canada's capital city.

    It is the second shutdown made by the Arkansas-based retail giant to avoid dealing with a legal union in Quebec. Close to 200 workers lost their jobs in April, 2005, when Wal-Mart shut down a store in Jonquiere, north of Quebec City, to head off the imposition of a union contract there.
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