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Walmart workers in Cancun begin protests for unpaid bonuses

Cancun, Q.R. — Walmart workers continue to protest their lack of pay at Walmart stores across the city. On Monday, workers demonstrated outside their workplace demanding bonus pay and benefits they say they have been promised.

José Poot Che, labor coordinator of the Confederación Revolucionaria de Obreros y Campesinos (CROC) union said that workers will also protest outside other Walmart branches around the city of Cancun and the state. If they are ignored, he said they will protest nation-wide.

“Walmart has to respond today to solve the problem tomorrow. Otherwise, tomorrow there will be a national demonstration followed by a work stoppage,” said the union representative.

While protesting workers complained of their low wages and long hours, the trigger was the lack of an annual sales bonus. At least 56 Walmart workers have been left without being paid their annual bonus. Protesting workers say the company refuses to pay claiming they don’t have the money.

On March 5, Walmart workers from the central Playa del Carmen store protested. The unionized group of workers, who also belong to CROC, walked out Saturday morning in protest of mistreatment and lack of payment.