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Post date: 04/16/2012 - 15:51

Reversal of Russian Heineken strike reprimands upheld

The Kirovsky District Court in St. Petersburg upheld on Friday the local State Labor Inspectorate's order to reverse the disciplinary punishment imposed on Heineken subsidiary workers for going on strike.

The Kirovsky District Court in St. Petersburg upheld on Friday the local State Labor Inspectorate's order to reverse the disciplinary punishment imposed on Heineken subsidiary workers for going on strike.

The brewery's trade unions held a one-hour warning strike on November 10, 2011. On December 15 they held a 24-hour strike. The trade union demanded from the management to stop practicing unlimited workday and one-year accounting periods which the unions considered unlawful. They also protested against the use of outsourced labor. The plant's management reprimanded the employees who took part in strikes.

Heineken Joint Breweries contested the reversal of two disciplinary actions against its workers for taking part in a one-hour warning strike in November 2011 and 25 disciplinary actions for participation in the December 2011 strike, according to the inspectorate.