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Budweiser Brewery Faces Strike

Friday, July 27, 2018

BUDWEISER BREWERY FACES STRIKE AFTER WORKER SACKED FOR RAISING HEALTH AND SAFETY CONCERNS

Paul Morley has been dismissed simply for trying to look after the wellbeing of his colleagues - it’s a disgrace says GMB Union

A Budweiser brewery could face strike action after a worker was sacked for raising health and safety concerns.

Members at AB-InBev Brewery, in Salmesbury, Preston, will take part in a full industrial action ballot in a dispute over the sacked worker.

Paul Morley, the site’s senior health and safety rep, was dismissed on 13th June 2018 for ‘refusing a reasonable management request’.

Mr Morley had raised concerns over an management initiative to speed up the brewing process.

He said management had not conducted a proper assessment into fatigue caused by the new process.

As a result, he was sacked.

Shaun Buckley, GMB Regional Organiser, said:

“Paul Morley has been sacked simply for trying to look after the wellbeing of his colleagues. It’s a disgrace.

“GMB understands management my want to streamline processes –all we ask is the follow the appropriate health and safety assessments in doing so.

“Now GMB members will have the opportunity to support Paul by voting for strike action.

ENDS

Contact: GMB press office on 07958 156846 or at press.office@gmb.org.uk

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