Further Budweiser strikes planned after talks collapse

Posted by GMB Admin
Friday 19 August 2022
GMB Trade Union - Further Budweiser strikes planned after talks collapse

Workers set to walk out from 22 to 29 August over real terms pay cut

Further strike action at Budweiser has been scheduled after workers turned down the latest pay offer from the company 

A total of 275 GMB members working at BBG’s Samlesbury site, near Preston, will down tools from 22 – 29 August. 

In total, 93 per cent of GMB members rejected latest offer from Budweiser. 

Stephen Boden, GMB Organiser, said: 

‘’We don’t believe there is any real desire from Budweiser to resolve this dispute. 

‘’It’s disgraceful that they cancel a meeting the evening before we are due to meet with no real reason. 

‘‘Therefore, we will be going ahead with a series of stoppages over eight days, impacting all departments and shifts across the site. 

‘’The walk out starts 07:00hrs Monday 22 August and runs until 19:00hrs Monday 29 August, with further stoppages scheduled for September. 

“They continue to ignore workers and put profit before people with this derisory pay offer.  Workers are rightly angry. 

“But it’s not too late for management to listen to workers and get back round the table with us to work out a fair deal.” 

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