Friday, 8 January 2010

Belgian Brewery Workers Walk Out, Demand InBev Stops Producing Crappy Beer

The announcement by global megabrewer A-B InBev that it wants to cut 10% of its workforce across Europe has provoked an angry reaction in its homeland Belgium, where over 260 staff face the axe. If my French and Flemish comprehension don't fail me, workers at the Jupille and Leuven plants have blockaded them to prevent raw materials and beer getting in or out, and even briefly took plant managers hostage.

It seems they have successfully disrupted the production of crappy beer for a while at least. Good on them.

Meanwhile, unions at InBev's biggest site in Germany (Beck's) are quoted as saying "We will not accept this."

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