Molson Coors brewery: 97 percent vote for strikes

29 May 2013

On Tuesday 28 May the workers at Molson-Coors brewery in Burton-on-Trent held a mass meeting to hear the result from their ballot and to plan the next stage in their dispute.

Management has announced proposed changes to shifts with workers being expected to work at 23 hours notice and a loss of up to £9,000 from their pay.

The ballot result announced at the mass meeting on Tuesday 28 May workers hear that, on a 95 percent turn out, 97 percent voted for strike action.

Brewery workers going into the mass meeting were looking confident but after hearing the result there was a steely determination to push their bosses all the way and to win.

As the results of the ballot were heard and the plans announced to stop the bosses plans in the mass meeting you could cheers and rounds of applause from the meeting room.

Molson Coors fighting fund: Cheques should be made payable to ‘Unite’ with ‘Burton Brewery’ written on the back and sent to: Unite the Union, Finance Department, Transport House, 9-17 Victoria Street, West Bromwich, West Midlands, B70 8HX.

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