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Post date: 08/11/2013 - 00:56

Canadian Labour Council Backs Boycott of AB-InBev imports to Canada

CLC Joins Labatt's imported beer boycott
More than 3 million Canadians are now being urged to put pressure on highly profitable multinational to treat its workers in Newfoundland and Labrador with respect.

Ottawa (9 Aug. 2013) - As the strike by nearly 50 Labatt workers in St. John's drags into its fourth month, the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) is now calling on its 3.3 million members to boycott the beers imported into Canada by the highly profitable multi-national corporation that owns Labatt.

CLC Joins Labatt's imported beer boycott
More than 3 million Canadians are now being urged to put pressure on highly profitable multinational to treat its workers in Newfoundland and Labrador with respect.

Ottawa (9 Aug. 2013) - As the strike by nearly 50 Labatt workers in St. John's drags into its fourth month, the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) is now calling on its 3.3 million members to boycott the beers imported into Canada by the highly profitable multi-national corporation that owns Labatt.

The CLC's boycott, which includes such popular brands as Beck's and Stella Artois, is meant to put pressure on Anheuser-Busch/InBev to stop using scab labour at its St. John's brewery, take its concessions off the bargaining table, and forge a fair agreement with its striking workers. The boycott does not include Labatt beers brewed in Canada by other unionized workers.

The complete list of brands included in the boycott is:

Stella Artois
Stella Artois Light
Beck's
Brahma
Hoegaarden
Leffe
Staropramen
Boddingtons
Bass
Löwenbräu
Ozujsko Pivo
More information:

Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Public and Private Employees (NAPE/NUPGE) Boycott page

Appeal for support from striking Labatt workers

Boycott Labatt Facebook page

LabourStart Labatt campaign

NUPGE