Dusty ballots counted, workers at Canada's only unionized Walmart vote to decertify

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WEYBURN, Sask. - Workers at the only unionized Walmart in Canada have voted in favour of decertification.

The votes, cast by employees at the Saskatchewan store nearly three years ago, were counted after a decision earlier this week by the Supreme Court.

The United Food and Commercial Workers' union wanted to appeal a labour board decision regarding accusations of unfair labour practices, but the high court refused to hear it.

Walmart spokesman Andrew Pelletier says there were 51 votes cast against the union and five in favour of keeping it.

He says a formal order to decertify the union will be issued on Wednesday.

The union has said that if it lost the vote, it would try to organize again.

Organizations: Walmart, Supreme Court, United Food Commercial Workers

Geographic location: Canada, Saskatchewan, WEYBURN

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