Wal-Mart Says It Will Let Its China Staff Unionize – Bloomberg

From Bloomberg:

Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world’s largest retailer, said it will allow employees in China to unionize following criticism that the company exploits lax employee protection in the country to keep costs low.

Wal-Mart, which employs 23,000 people in the country, will let the All-China Federation of Trade Unions set up branches in all its outlets, company spokesman Jonathan Dong said by phone today from southern China’s Shenzhen city. [Full text]

See also “Wal-Mart willing to talk to China’s official union” from People’s Daily.

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