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Post date: 02/04/2011 - 21:30

InBev Workers from Germany were in strike

Thursday, 03.02.2011

4 German InBev breweries (Becks Bremen, Diebels Issum, Gilde Hannover and Spaten-Franziskaner Munich) were in warning strike for their BRTV, Bundesrahmentarifvertrag, their collective agreement between the union Nahrung-Genuss-Gastst├Ątte/NGG and the German Brewers. Over 500 colleagues from the 4 InBev breweries set a signal to InBev and the other German brewers:

We go for BRTV!

2 days before, on 01.02.2011, 2 breweries from Stuttgart were in warning strike because of the same reason.

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Thursday, 03.02.2011

4 German InBev breweries (Becks Bremen, Diebels Issum, Gilde Hannover and Spaten-Franziskaner Munich) were in warning strike for their BRTV, Bundesrahmentarifvertrag, their collective agreement between the union Nahrung-Genuss-Gastst├Ątte/NGG and the German Brewers. Over 500 colleagues from the 4 InBev breweries set a signal to InBev and the other German brewers:

We go for BRTV!

2 days before, on 01.02.2011, 2 breweries from Stuttgart were in warning strike because of the same reason.

The BRTV is the key collective agreement between the union NGG and the German Brewers. It defines the workings and activities, a worker has to do for his wage group. The wage groups are defined in the local wage-agreements between the union NGG and the local brewers.
The German Brewers canceled this collective agreement with the union in February 2010. Since July 2010 NGG and the German Brewers try to create a new collective agreement BRTV.
The Brewers want to create a new BRTV with a reduced rate. For this, they want to change the definitions of workings and activities so that the workers get 1 to 2 wage groups less then today per month.
This warning strike was the first signal of the resistance of the workers! Maybe, it was not the last signal!