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Chernihiv Branch of PJSC SUN InBev Ukraine union leaders and members posed for solidarity with their coworkers at AB InBev Sonepat facility in India who have been fighting for their union and collective bargaining rights for more than two years.

They called on AB InBev to reinstate the unfairly dismissed Haryana Breweries Limited Mazdoor Union leaders and members in Sonepat India, to recognize the union and start good faith negotiations to sign a collective bargaining agreement.

Following a factory visit of AB InBev-EFES joint venture in Chernihiv-Ukraine, IUF members from Turkey, Ukraine and Belgium expressed deep concern about the failure of AB InBev to remedy now long-standing human rights abuses at AB InBev Sonepat India.

AB InBev Sonepat workers and their families have continued their 24-hour protest that started on February 19, 2018 at the factory gate in support of union recognition and collective bargaining rights exercised free from harassment and victimization.

September 6 marked the 200th day of continuous protest action in front of AB InBev's Budweiser plant in Sonepat, India. Brewery workers from other AB InBev sites and Carlsberg joined the protest action in solidarity with the independent union, Haryana Breweries Limited Mazdoor Union (HBMU). The unions joined the picket line on its 200th day to echo international calls (http://www.iuf.org/w/?q=node/6202) for AB Inbev to reinstate terminated and suspended union leaders and members and start collective bargaining negotiations with HBMU.

IUF-affiliated General Workers Union of Timor Leste (SJT-TL) poses for a solidarity photo for AB InBev Sonepat-India workers and their union Haryana Breweries Limited Mazdoor Union (HBLM). For the past two years they have been fighting for their right to union recognition and collective bargaining free from harassment and victimization.

Global brewer Carlsberg has announced it is investing EUR 100 million in its Kronenbourg brewery in Obernai, France.

The investment plans for the brewery, the company’s largest in Europe, includes modernising and increasing capacity. According to company information demand for the Kronenbourg 1664 beers, in particular the 1664 Blanc, has increased in recent years growing an additional 55% in the first half of 2018 and surpassing 100 million litres.

Heineken NV, the world's second-largest beer maker, is considering closing two factories in northeastern Brazil as "an extreme measure" after a court ordered the company to sell beer and soft drinks in the region at a money-losing price, the company said on Friday in a statement.
“Heineken is in a court dispute with Grupo LGH referring to the prices to sell its portfolio in the states of Pernambuco and Paraiba," the statement said. A court decision mandates Heineken to sell beer and soft drinks below cost to a local distributor, the company said.

IUF-affiliated Cambodian Food and Service Workers' Federation (CFSWF) that represents Carlsberg workers in Cambodia declares solidarity for AB InBev Sonepat-India workers and their union Haryana Breweries Limited Mazdoor Union (HBLM) fighting for their right to union recognition and collective bargaining free from harassment and victimization.

Members of the GMB union at AB InBev's Samlesbury Brewery are set to take industrial action in solidarity with a sacked colleague. GMB members will take industrial action at the Budweiser brewery after a worker was reportedly sacked for raising health and safety concerns. Members will commence a continuous overtime ban on August 13 as part of the fight to have their colleague reinstated. Paul Morley, who was the site’s senior health and safety rep, was dismissed on June 13 for ‘refusing a reasonable management request’.

AB InBev has announced some principle changes to its business structure as follows:

1) Changing our zone structure

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