Court orders Wal-Mart to hand over documents

The Court of Appeal for Saskatchewan rules retail giant must hand over documents relating to unionization drive at store in Weyburn to province's labour board
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|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 09/02/2005

Organized labour has won another battle with retail giant Wal-Mart, this time in the courts.

The Court of Appeal for Saskatchewan has sided with the United Food and Commercial Workers and the provincial labour relations board in a fight over documents related to attempts to unionize a store in Weyburn, Sask.

The Court of Appeal struck down a lower court decision and ruled the Saskatchewan Labour Relations Board was within its rights when it ordered Wal-Mart to hand over documents that relate to what the UFCW calls the company’s “anti-union” strategies.