Walmart workers walk out on wildcat

Workers at a Wal-Mart in Florida went out on wildcat earlier this week over scheduling arrangements. According to both workers and the company, this is the first such action against the company ever to occur in the US.

Every little hurts - supermarket power in Britain

Richard Griffin explores the power of the supermarkets and finds a rapacious monster at our doors

Worldwide report details brutal suppression of workers' rights

115 trade unionists were murdered for defending workers’ rights in 2005, while more than 1,600 were subjected to violent assaults and some 9,000 arrested, a report states. according to the ICFTU’s Annual Survey of Trade Union Rights violations, published today.

Asda Wal-Mart national strike ballot

GMB Asda Wal-Mart depots launch national strike ballot following refusal of collective bargaining rights and non payment of 2005 bonuses.

12,000 say no to ASDA

Friends of Queen's Market is a campaign in Newham to stop the "redevelopment" of a highly valued local street market into an ASDA.

Asda distribution depots set to strike

Workers at Asda distribution depots across the UK are set to strike.

Queen's Market under threat

Queen's Market is under threat from a 'regeneration' project by Newham Council, but a group of campaigners is working to save it.

Asda fined for anti-union bribe attempt

The supermarket giant Asda has been ordered to pay £850,000 in compensation to employees for unlawfully offering them a financial inducement to give up their union rights in a damning judgment by an employment tribunal yesterday.

Wal-Mart boss faces jail for tax evasion

Thomas Coughlin, the former vice-chairman of Wal-Mart may be jailed for up to 28 years and fined up to £750,000 after pleading guilty to fiddling his expenses.

58 year-old Asda worker sacked for buying rolls

Fran Edwards, a 58-year-old employee of ASDA in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, has been sacked for buying some cut-price rolls and having £3 of her own cash in her pocket.