The Supreme Court of Canada rules that the workers at the Jonquiere, Quebec store must be compensated. The workers lost their jobs at the store when it was suddenly shut down months after its employees unionized. The court ruled in a five-to-two decision that the the store modified working conditions for the employees without a valid reason when it shut down the store in February, 2005. A spokesman for Wal-Mart Canada says the company will consider its options:
We are disappointed by the decision. This was an appeal of a unanimous decision by the Quebec Court of Appeal to reject the UFCW’s claim, which in our view was a legally correct decision. We will review the decision carefully in order to determine what our next steps will be.