Wal-mart has accepted that its Chinese stores will be unionized.
The retail giant employs 28,000 workers in China, and the union is the state-sanctioned All China Federation of Trade Workers (ACFTU).
This is in stark contrast with North America, where Wal-mart closed stores in Quebec shortly after they unionized.
- BBC: Wal-mart to allow its Chinese employees to form a union (10 August 2006).
- UFCW Canada: Second Quebec Wal-mart store unionized (21 January 2005).
- CBC: Wal-mart to close unionized Quebec store (14 February 2005).