Asda owner Walmart runs food bank for its own underpaid workers

November 21, 2013 3:39 pm Comments Off on Asda owner Walmart runs food bank for its own underpaid workers Views: 1414

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Multinational retail giant Walmart — the owner of British supermarket Asda — is running a canned food drive to provide impoverished workers with Thanksgiving dinner at a store in the US.

A sign at a Walmart in Ohio encourages shoppers to donate to its underpaid employees:

“Please Donate Food Items Here, so Associates in Need Can Enjoy Thanksgiving Dinner”

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A spokesman for the chain — who opened their first jointly branded Asda/Walmart store in Scotland in 2001 — even had the chutzpah to spin this as good news:

“This is part of the company’s culture to rally around associates and take care of them when they face extreme hardships,”

They don’t even have the decency to give staff small Thanksgiving hampers — let alone pay them properly.

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