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Carlsberg Workers Strike Over Salaries

Fri, 05/14/2010 - 6:25am
Manufacturing.net

COPENHAGEN (AP) -- Danish brewer Carlsberg says a total of 1,100 employees have walked off their jobs to protest its decision not to increase salaries.

Carlsberg spokesman Jens Bekke says the drivers walked off Friday after management had asked non-striking staff to load beer crates onto trucks.

To protest the move, the drivers joined the roughly 500 warehouse and production employees who have been on strike since May 6 over wages.

Bekke says the strike will lead to some layoffs because it has resulted in interruptions to beer transports across the country, causing the company to lose market share.

The warehouse and production employees want a 1.6 percent wage increase this year.

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