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Walmart’s Labour Dispute in China

Walmart China has labour troubles, Government will not back company against workers. Pity.

Walmart China has labour troubles, Government will not back company against workers. Pity.

Ironic, it is, that Walmart China is having a labour dispute. Workers complain of not getting paid, and a new scheduling system that hurts workers. Across China, Walmart Faces Labor Unrest as Authorities Stand Aside

All large companies in China have a union, but it is not a group that represents workers against the company’s management. Unlike in North America, and more closely following the Japanese labour union model, China’s labour unions are Communist Party members, usually under the control of management. It is ironic that Walmart’s labour union, aligned with Walmart management, are also Communist Party members, there to suppress labour unrest for the good of their foreign overlords. All this in modern day China.