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The Union of Workers of the Brewing Industry of Panama (Sticp) and the Industrial Union of Workers of the Manufacturing and Commercialization of Refreshments, Beverages, Soft Drinks, Beers, Spirits and Similar (Sitrafgorebgascelis) will present to AB InBev a joint proposal for a collective agreement that aims, among other things, to reduce outsourcing.

Job Security and Wage Increases Included in Five-Year Contract

The IUF-affiliated Teamsters at Anheuser-Busch’s breweries in the United States have voted to ratify a new five-year agreement by a 88 percent to 12 percent margin with 63 percent of members voting. The contract covers more than 4,400 workers at 12 facilities across the U.S.

2018 sales climb 6.1% to EUR22.47bn (US$25.38bn)
12-month volumes increase by 4.2%, all regions post growth
"Superior" sales growth performance expected in 2019, despite continued economic volatility

Heineken is toasting a strong set of full-year results, with sales in 2018 rising by just over 6%.

The Union of Workers of the Beverage and Similar Industry (Stibys) mobilized to denounce the repeated violations of the collective bargaining agreement which was signed with Cervecería Hondureña (AB InBev) less than two years ago.

"AB InBev has been violating the collective bargaining agreement and has not shown any interest in seeking a solution. The company is breaching the agreement on a daily basis, "he told La Rel Julio Flores, general secretary of Stibys.

Anheuser-Busch and International Brotherhood of Teamsters began national bargaining last week.

Consistent with prior negotiations, the parties focused on non-economic issues. We are pleased with our progress this week. The discussions were productive and a number of issues were resolved. Negotiations will resume on November 12.

Click the following link to see original statement: https://teamster.org/sites/default/files/absignedoct19.pdf

Find the original story here: https://teamster.org/news/2018/10/contract-negotiations-anheuser-busch-b...

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.