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Industrial Action At Budweiser Brewery

Friday, August 3, 2018

GMB INDUSTRIAL ACTION AT BUDWEISER BREWERY AFTER WORKER SACKED FOR RAISING HEALTH AND SAFETY CONCERNS

GMB members at AB-In-Bev are set to take  industrial action in solidarity with their former colleague Paul Morley

GMB members will take industrial action at the Budweiser brewery after a worker was sacked for raising health and safety concerns.

Members at AB-InBev Brewery, in Salmesbury, Preston, will commence a continuous overtime ban on August 13 as part of the fight to have their colleague reinstated.  

Paul Morley, who was 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 a 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:

“GMB members at In-Bev are taking industrial action in solidarity with Paul Morley as they press for him to be reinstated.

“For Paul to be dismissed when he was looking out for the health and safety of his colleagues is a scandal and our members are taking the fight for his job right to the company."

ENDS 

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

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