Carlsberg workers end strike over cuts to free beer

Danish brewery cut ration from three bottles to one, can only be consumed during lunch hour
|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 11/09/2010

Workers at a Carlsberg warehouse outside of Copenhagen have ended a five-day strike over cuts to their daily ration of free beer.

About 200 workers in the Hoeje Taastrup warehouse walked off the job when their daily beer ration was cut from three bottles to one. About 50 drivers joined them in the work action as a sign of solidarity.

The Danish brewery introduced a new policy on April 1, limiting the number of free beers for warehouse workers to just one bottle per day and only to be consumed in the cafeteria during the workers' lunch hour.

However, drivers still have access to three free bottles of beer per day and the warehouse workers went on strike to demand the same privilege.

The warehouse workers' union is working with management to find a temporary solution while awaiting a legal settlement of the matter, according to union delegate Michael Christensen.

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