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Greene King brewery employees to strike over pay

Greene King Brewery In Bury St Edmunds, SuffolkJonathan Thacker/Geograph

Some 188 employees working for brewery Greene King have voted to strike from subsequent month in a row over pay.

The union Unite mentioned members based mostly in Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk, Eastwood in Nottinghamshire and Abingdon in Oxfordshire would stroll out for 5 days from Monday, 5 December.

The employees brew and distribute the corporate’s merchandise together with IPA, Old Speckled Hen and Abbot Ale.

Greene King mentioned it was “disappointed” its pay provide had been rejected.

Unite mentioned members voted for strike motion after Greene King supplied them a 3% pay rise and a one-off cost of £650, which it described as a considerable real-terms wage reduce due to inflation.

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Unite common secretary Sharon Graham mentioned: “Greene King’s owners are incredibly wealthy; the failure to offer workers a decent pay rise is all about greed and not about need.”

In an announcement, Greene King mentioned: “We are disappointed that the union has encouraged its members to reject our pay offer, as well as a number of other benefits, and pursue this course of action.

“Our pay rise provide is honest and constant throughout the enterprise, particularly given the difficult wider financial surroundings.”

The enterprise mentioned it had “full contingency plans in place to minimise disruption” within the lead-up to Christmas.

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