From Anna Ringstrom,
via the National Post: A few hundred warehouse workers and drivers at Danish brewer
Carlsberg halted work for a second day on Thursday to protest a company
decision to limit beer drinking at work to lunch breaks.
strike in Denmark followed the company's April 1 decision to introduce
new rules for employees on beer drinking at work, said Jens Bekke,
spokesman at the world no.4 brewer.
"There has been free
beer, water and soft drinks everywhere," he said. "Yesterday, beers
were removed from all refrigerators. The only place you can get a beer
in future is in the canteen, at lunch."
Bekke said drivers
retained an old right to three beers per day outside lunch hours, and
warehouse workers claimed the same right.
"Because of that, the warehouse staff went on strike yesterday, with other staff striking in sympathy," he said.
said as many as 800 had walked out on Wednesday, with 250 still on
strike on Thursday, and the Confederation of Danish Industry and trade
union 3F had agreed to look into the dispute.
He said there
would be no shipments from Copenhagen on Thursday, and delays in the
rest of the country, but said he expected the financial effect of the
strike to be minor.
He added that Carlsberg's trucks have alcohol locks so drivers would not be able to drink too much and drive.