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Post date: 05/02/2011 - 15:38

More Warning Strikes in German Breweries

These tactics have already taken place in Canada under AB-InBev. With the American Teamsters coming up in the next two years.

A warning strike has halted production on Thursday in the State Brewery Weihenstephan. Just over 30 employees - virtually the entire film - the total of about 100 people laid down their work for two hours. The striking workers chanted: "A new collective agreement ago, otherwise we will give no peace." And: "Who says no to battle today, will tomorrow be without work." With whistles and rattles made the employees of the State Brewery air their displeasure. They wore bright orange vests with the imprint "strike."

These tactics have already taken place in Canada under AB-InBev. With the American Teamsters coming up in the next two years.

A warning strike has halted production on Thursday in the State Brewery Weihenstephan. Just over 30 employees - virtually the entire film - the total of about 100 people laid down their work for two hours. The striking workers chanted: "A new collective agreement ago, otherwise we will give no peace." And: "Who says no to battle today, will tomorrow be without work." With whistles and rattles made the employees of the State Brewery air their displeasure. They wore bright orange vests with the imprint "strike."

To their demands, the union food and Catering (NGG) called the strike. "We are six percent more demand," said George Schneider, CEO of NGG for the region of Rosenheim Upper Bavaria. The range of employers that offer after three rounds of negotiations, an increase of 2.1 percent was not enough. With the strikes that took place on Thursday and all day in the Munich breweries, the intention is to exercise pressure on employers, the fifth in the negotiations May set to last a capable financial statements offer on the table.

In the wage dispute, the union wants but better: a takeover of the trainees in operation for twelve months. "We need to give young people the chance to gain a foot in the learned profession,"

said Schneider. In addition, the union demands that should the approval of the new collective labor contract with the Federal German Brauerbund no deterioration caused to employees. Plans of employers, such as introducing a low-wage group and split core and peripheral workforce "so that the employees according to NGG, were beyond the pale.

These changes would affect secretaries, sales representatives and drivers. Schneider: "If you can not physically talk to us, we want the old collective bargaining agreement one to one again." "We will not accept that different professional groups, such as happened at the truck drivers were already outsourced.

"This blow orgy we do not do everything with," Schneider said. If during the next round of collective bargaining is no acceptable compromise is found, "we are back here and call for a strike vote. Then, if necessary, will also strike indefinitely.

The strike in Freising, on which participated mainly brewers and bottlers, was completed in late morning. Then, the production continues normally. About 1100 liters of beer are filled daily in Weihenstephan. "Our strike has been impact," said council chairman Rudolf Franzisci. There could be bottlenecks in production. In the mood of the workforce was currently "fairly bad". With the offer of the employers' side at least you will not be satisfied. "We are also prepared, if necessary, longer on strike," said Franzisci.