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Strike action brewing at Ab-Inbev as workers demand fair share of flowing profits

Unite members at AB-Inbev set for industrial action

Unite members at the brewery AB-Inbev in Magor have voted overwhelmingly for industrial action in their fight to secure fairer terms and conditions. Unless the employer reconsiders its position then a continuous overtime ban will commence from Monday 9 September.

Unite is calling for AB-Inbev to reduce the working week of its employees to a level in line with the national average. Further Unite is calling for a fair wage increase equivalent to or greater than the current level of inflation (RPI).

Unite tegional officer Richard Jackson commented: “All our members at AB-Inbev are asking for is a fair deal from their employer. Due to the hard work of our members the company has performed very well in recent years, enjoying good levels of growth and healthy profits. Against this background it is not unreasonable for our members to seek some improvement to their terms and conditions of employment.

"The industrial action ballot result clearly shows that the workforce are very angry with their employer's approach to the recent pay negotiations. Hopefully AB-Inbev will see sense and improve its offer, however if the company does not then our members are resolute that they will proceed down the industrial action route."

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For further information please contact Unite Wales Press and Media on 02920 394521.

Notes to editors:

  • Unite is Britain and Ireland’s largest trade union with members working across all sectors of the economy. The general secretary is Len McCluskey.

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