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Carlsberg workers on strike over no beer rule

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Carlsberg workers on strike over no beer rule


Workers at Carlsberg used to say they worked in the best place in the world – now it looks like one of the quietest.

For the third day in a row, staff at its Copenhagen brewery have been on strike in protest over rule changes which mean they can not drink beer anymore while on duty.

But Carlsberg shop steward Michael Christensen claims workers have been having quiet cold ones for 150 years and, he said, “there has never been a recorded alcohol-related accident at work or outside.”

But managers at the Danish firm believe their
working hours bar was an accident waiting to happen.

The Head of Communications at Carlsberg, Jens Bekke said: “We need to have an alcohol policy. We’d be out of touch with reality if we didn’t.”

But the Danish brewery is not a complete dry zone. Beer can still be drunk at lunchtimes. It is just not available anymore in the break room.

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