A supermarket chain in the US has shut its doors after union members refused to work.
The Gala Foods supermarket chain is one of the few remaining supermarket chains in the United States.
Gala Foods closed its doors at 11:00am on Saturday after union workers from the United Food and Commercial Workers union (UFCW) refused to join their employer, United Food & Allied Workers Local 1 (UFC1).
The union had earlier asked the employer to allow employees to work until 11:30pm.
Gladys McAlpine, the union’s executive director, said the decision to close the business was a “big disappointment” and the union would be taking legal action.
“We have been told by our union representative that the company is aware of the union action and is in discussions with the union to resolve this issue,” she said.
The company said it had been contacted by a number of union representatives, including members from UFCW, to explain the reasons for the decision.
“At this time, the company has not responded to our requests for comment,” the company said.
Galanco has been in operation since 2003 and is a major food retailer in the state of Texas.