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Walmart Anniversary flyer deals!

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It looks like the Walmart Anniversary flyer is online under Quebec so far and it will be available regionally soon, if not already available in your province.

You can click here to go to the Walmart site to see the flyer (search under Quebec)

OR

Here are some highlights that I’ve picked out and posted on the Smart Canucks Forum!

OR

Here is the acutal flyer

 

Thanks so much Marjem for posting this on the Smart Canucks Forum!

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  1. Alex

    Supreme Court to decide on Wal-Mart vs. workers dispute
    Workers say store closed because they unionized
    http://www.nationalpost.com/news/canada/story.html?id=707703

    Janice Tibbetts, Canwest News Service
    Published: Friday, August 08, 2008

    Wal-Mart employees from Jonquiere, Que., appear at an organized labour convention in Montreal in 2005. Three former clerks at the store have won the right to have their case against the retailer …
    OT TAWA – The Supreme Court of Canada will weigh in on a high-stakes dispute between retail giant Wal-Mart and former employees at a store in Jonquiere, Que., which shut down in 2005 after workers secured the right to unionize.

    The closure drew attention continent-wide because Wal-Mart is the world’s largest retailer and the Jonquiere outlet, located about three hours north of Quebec City, was one of the first in North America to be organized.

    Former clerks Gaetan Plourde, Johanne Desbiens, Ingrid Ratte and Claudine Beaumont will have their day in court to argue that Wal-Mart violated labour laws in union-strong Quebec by shutting down during negotiations for an inaugural collective agreement.

    The former employees contend that they were sacked because of their union activities, which they say also violates freedom of association guarantees in the Quebec and Canadian charters of rights.

    “This could have an impact on other employers who want to close their stores when employees are trying to unionize,” said Nicolas Charron, one of the Montreal lawyers representing Mr. Plourde and Mr. Desbiens.

    “It’s a question of national importance that we think has not been clearly answered by the Supreme Court.”

    The employees are bringing their case to the Supreme Court after losing in the Quebec Court of Appeal, which concluded that the permanent closure of the Jonquiere store met the provincial labour code test of having “good and sufficient reasons” for terminating employment.

    Wal-Mart, with more than two million employees worldwide, has been fighting unionization

    in various Canadian courts in recent years, but this marks the first time the Supreme Court of Canada has agreed to tackle the issue.

    By convention, the court gave no reasons for granting two separate applications from the workers, one from Mr. Plourde and one from the other three. The appeals will likely be heard in 2009.

    Wal-Mart has maintained that it closed the store, located in Quebec’s union heartland, because it was struggling financially.

    At a time when the Jonquiere store was on its deathbed, the union demanded that the company hire another 30 employees as part of the first collective agreement, said Andrew Pelletier, spokesman for Wal-Mart Canada. Almost 200 “associates” worked at the store when it closed in May, 2005.

    About six of 300 or so Canadian Wal-Marts are union-certified, but none have collective agreements in place, Mr. Pelletier said. In the United States, where the union movement is weaker, no Wal-Mart stores are unionized, he said.

    Mr. Pelletier charged that the United Food and Commercial Workers union has taken advantage of “loopholes” in labour laws in some provinces, particularly Quebec, that permit unionization without a secret-ballot vote, provided enough workers have signed union cards.

    A spokesman for the union could not be reached.

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    Janice Tibbetts, Canwest News Service
    Published: Friday, August 08, 2008

    OTTAWA – The Supreme Court of Canada will weigh in on a high-stakes dispute between retail giant Wal-Mart and former employees at a store in Jonquiere, Que., which shut down in 2005 after workers secured the right to unionize.

    The closure drew attention continent-wide because Wal-Mart is the world’s largest retailer and the Jonquiere outlet, located about three hours north of Quebec City, was one of the first in North America to be organized.

    Former clerks Gaetan Plourde, Johanne Desbiens, Ingrid Ratte and Claudine Beaumont will have their day in court to argue that Wal-Mart violated labour laws in union-strong Quebec by shutting down during negotiations for an inaugural collective agreement.

    The former employees contend that they were sacked because of their union activities, which they say also violates freedom of association guarantees in the Quebec and Canadian charters of rights.

    “This could have an impact on other employers who want to close their stores when employees are trying to unionize,” said Nicolas Charron, one of the Montreal lawyers representing Mr. Plourde and Mr. Desbiens.

    “It’s a question of national importance that we think has not been clearly answered by the Supreme Court.”

    The employees are bringing their case to the Supreme Court after losing in the Quebec Court of Appeal, which concluded that the permanent closure of the Jonquiere store met the provincial labour code test of having “good and sufficient reasons” for terminating employment.

    Wal-Mart, with more than two million employees worldwide, has been fighting unionization

    in various Canadian courts in recent years, but this marks the first time the Supreme Court of Canada has agreed to tackle the issue.

    By convention, the court gave no reasons for granting two separate applications from the workers, one from Mr. Plourde and one from the other three. The appeals will likely be heard in 2009.

    Wal-Mart has maintained that it closed the store, located in Quebec’s union heartland, because it was struggling financially.

    At a time when the Jonquiere store was on its deathbed, the union demanded that the company hire another 30 employees as part of the first collective agreement, said Andrew Pelletier, spokesman for Wal-Mart Canada. Almost 200 “associates” worked at the store when it closed in May, 2005.

    About six of 300 or so Canadian Wal-Marts are union-certified, but none have collective agreements in place, Mr. Pelletier said. In the United States, where the union movement is weaker, no Wal-Mart stores are unionized, he said.

    Mr. Pelletier charged that the United Food and Commercial Workers union has taken advantage of “loopholes” in labour laws in some provinces, particularly Quebec, that permit unionization without a secret-ballot vote, provided enough workers have signed union cards.

    A spokesman for the union could not be reached.

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  2. jenn

    What does the comment that Alex have to do with the flyer deals? Is this really the place for that??
    Anyhow… thanks to Sally for posting the link to the anniversary flyer!! :D

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  3. mememe

    Oh Alex wow you beat me to the punch of inviting you to comment!
    Someone said Walmart! Attention Alex!!!

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  4. Gilly

    Lol, Alex- Actually, I just moved from that area (Saguenay), and the abandoned Walmart in Jonquière was one of the first things I noticed, when I moved there in ’06…. it wasn’t something you saw everyday! But, apparently, it was WAY better than the one in nearby Chicoutimi (so I was told). But, good mention:)
    (Oh, and I want to buy the easy bake oven in the flyer for $12…. good deal!)

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  5. Sally

    Has anyone braved the crowds yet to get deals?
    I have my brandsaver coupons ready and am heading out at some point tommorow, unfortnately work is interferring for me to get out earlier.

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  6. amycanada77

    Parking was hellish but once inside it wasn’t tooooo bad… almost felt like the Christmas rush though lol

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  7. Janszi

    It was exactly like Christmas rush! There was no more Charmin tp and of course the Revlon ionic hair dryer was sold out :( I left with some Tide, Pampers, (used coupons of course), Pringles, $1 popcorn, County.

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