Friday, April 9, 2010

UK Knight in Wrong Job Shock

Warehouse workers and drivers walked out for a second day today over the new rules, which came into force on April 1.

Jens Bekke, a spokesman for the world's fourth biggest brewer, said: "Previously, there has been free beer, water and soft drinks everywhere.

"Yesterday, beers were removed from all refrigerators. The only place you can get a beer in future is in the canteen, at lunch."

Mr Bekke said drivers retained an old right to have three beers per day outside lunch hours, and warehouse workers claimed the same right.

He said: "Because of that, the warehouse staff went on strike yesterday, with other staff striking in sympathy."

Bekke said as many as 800 had walked out on Wednesday, with 250 still on strike today.

The Confederation of Danish Industry and trade union 3F have agreed to look into the dispute.

There have been no shipments from Copenhagen today, but Carlsberg is expecting the financial impact of the strike to be minor.

Mr Bekke added that Carlsberg's trucks have alcohol locks so drivers would not be able to drink too much and drive.

Sir D (who dreams of free beer) of O

4 comments:

Sir Hook of Warrick aka "David K Wells" said...

Hell, I'll work for one free beer a day! lol

Sir Hook Who's Dreaming of Free Beer Too of Warrick

Sir Bowie of Greenbriar (a.k.a. David A. Kuhn) said...

Sounds like they need someone with absolutely zero labour collective bargaining negotiation skills to come over and work with them.

Flight: $2,000
Meals: $1,000
Hotel/Pubs: $3,000
Free Beer with negotiations: Priceless.

Sir Bowie "I'm sorry, I wasn't listening, pass another beer please" of Greenbrair

Anonymous said...

I know...thats some dispute eh?... the fact they are being denied drinking on the job.... you gotta be thinking these guys leave the real world behind when they enter the brewery gates...

That said the auto suggestion turmoil going on in their brain when they see bottle after bottle of beer...must be a little hellish...

Sir D ( always ready to see both sides ) of O

Sir James of Taylor said...

Didn't Sterling (former Evansville brewery) workers get free beer at one time? That must have been a policy for most breweries back in the day.