Wed, 27 Oct, 2010
Fri, 17 May, 2013
The IUF-affiliated Unite the Union and its members at Molson Coors breweries in UK are standing up against the company's proposals which include pay cuts for half of the union members, forced excessive shift hours and the unilateral tearing up of an agreement by the employer to be replaced by terms dictated solely by them. Molson Coors has threatened to dismiss workers if they do not agree to the company's proposals by June 14.
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Tue, 23 Apr, 2013
Anheuser-Busch InBev has reached a settlement with the US Department of Justice that will see the brewer secure its full takeover of Grupo Modelo.
The brewer said on 19 April that a proposed "final judgement" has been filed with the US court where the DoJ originally launched its anti-trust lawsuit in January. The US$20.1bn acquisition of the half of Modelo that A-B InBev does not yet own, is now expected to complete in June, the Belgium-headquartered brewer said.
The deal will also see Constellation Brands buy out Modelo's share in their Crown Imports US sales and distribution JV. Constellation will take the perpetual rights to Modelo's brands in the US and acquire the Mexican brewer's Compañía Cervecera de Coahuila brewery, in Piedras Negras, Mexico. The concessions were agreed in February as a result of the DoJ's anti-trust concerns.
Thu, 18 Apr, 2013
Employees at Molson Coors in Burton-on-Trent are set to hold an industrial action ballot later this month, as the 455-strong workforce face being sacked after 10 June and reinstated on inferior pay and conditions.
Unite, the country’s largest union, said its members would be asked to vote on strike action in the dispute over the management’s package of proposals which includes axing the wages of 184 brewery technicians by up to £9,000-a-year.
Unite regional officer Rick Coyle said: “The 90-day consultation period on these proposals ends on 10 June. Members will be subject to individual consultations after 10 June, and face being sacked and re-engaged. This will be done between that date and the end of year. It won't all be done in one go.
Mon, 8 Apr, 2013
Seven workers have died in an accident at one of Grupo Modelo's breweries in Mexico.
The incident happened at its plant in Mexico City yesterday (7 April) in a confined area of tanks where cleaning and maintenance work was being done, Modelo said in a statement. "The families of the deceased have been informed and we have contacted the pertinent authorities," the statement said.
Asked about media speculation that the deaths were caused by the workers inhaling toxic fumes, a Modelo spokesperson said: "We don't have any further information. The investigation is underway to determine the cause of the accident."
Thu, 4 Apr, 2013
A-B InBev said the job cuts had been "minimized"
Anheuser-Busch InBev has confirmed that around 30 employees have been affected by a disorganization of its US business services unit.
The brewer said that the reorganization had “displaced a small number of workers” in St Louis, and that job cuts had been “diminished”. A spokesperson told that “fewer than 30 positions were impacted”.
Part of the changes involve some of the group's business service functions being shifted to Argentina.
Thu, 28 Mar, 2013
ABInBev says it will 'vigorously defend' itself against a new consumer class action seeking to prevent its full $20.1bn buyout of Mexican brewer Grupo Modelo, but admits the suit could halt the deal.
Tue, 26 Mar, 2013
Monday afternoon the unionized members walk off the job. They were in the middle of bargaining if you want to call it that. There was no offer from the company just an overwhelming amount of take aways from a company that has record profits. The company is calling this a "wildcat" but the company orchestrated this. They brought in scab replacement workers and ask the members to train them. The members said that if they removed the scabs that they would return. The company said it had every right to bring in NON-UNION workers.The members had no choice.
Sun, 24 Mar, 2013
A new bottling plant, part of a £60m investment, has created 30 new jobs in Northampton and secured Carlsberg's "long-term future" in the town.
The facility will double output at the Bridge Street site and is one of the first buildings to be constructed in the Northampton Enterprise Zone.
A brewery spokesman said the investment "demonstrates to the world Northampton is a key centre for business".
Beers bottled on the line include Carlsberg, Tuborg and San Miguel.
Sun, 24 Mar, 2013
Brahma, a Venezuelan division of Latin American brewing giant Ambev, is closing its operations in the South American nation following a prolonged slide in sales, the company said on Wednesday.
Brahma said its share of Venezuela's market over seven years dropped to 0.9 percent from 9 percent, preventing it from carrying out necessary investments in its facilities.
"In addition, (the company has faced) consistent increases in operating costs and an environment that is exceedingly complicated for the brewing industry," Brahma said.
It began shutting operations on Monday.