Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Workers strike over ban on drinking at work

(Reuters) - A few hundred warehouse workers and drivers at Danish brewer Carlsberg halted work for a second day on Thursday to protest a company decision to limit beer drinking at work to lunch breaks. ODDLY ENOUGH the strike in Denmark followed the company's April 1 decision to introduce new rules for employees on beer drinking at work, said Jens Bakke, spokesman at the world no.4 brewer. "There have been free beer, water and soft drinks everywhere," he said. "Yesterday, beers were removed from all refrigerators. The only place you can get a beer in future is in the canteen, at lunch. "Bakke said drivers retained an old right to three beers per day outside lunch hours, and warehouse workers claimed the same right. "Because of that, the warehouse staff went on strike yesterday, with other staff striking in sympathy," he said Link

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