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- Danish brewer Carlsberg said it was cutting up to 150 jobs to help cope with difficult and uncertain market conditions in European markets where it earns as much as half its profit.

"We are preparing for challenging market conditions in the coming years in Europe," said Chief Executive Jorgen Buhl Rasmussen in the statement.

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"The General Assembly of the trade union NGG called on the management of ABInbev Germany to negotiate the planned relocation of U.S. business in the U.S. with the works council and trade union NGG a backup of the jobs," said the unanimous request of the NGG members to management.

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EMPLOYEE KEY QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
1. Why are you withdrawing from the Foodservice business?
Wincanton has made an executive decision to withdraw from the Foodservice
business. It is not a reflection of the employees who have worked on this sector.
2. Who is affected by the proposal?
All employees currently employed by Wincanton on the Foodservice operations at
Trafford Park, Hoddesdon, Bathgate and Bristol.
3. How many people are effected
In total, approximately 400 people based at Trafford Park, Hoddesdon, Bristol or
Bathgate may become part of Kuehne+Nagel Limited or Brakes Logistics.
4. What is TUPE

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Mooshead Breweries in Saint John is laying off some administrative staff. (CBC)
Moosehead Breweries is laying off administrative staff at its head office in Saint John, but it’s unclear how many people will lose their jobs.

In an email sent to employees, Moosehead said there have been "major changes" in a contract with a "large, international brewer."

The company said the economic climate and strong Canadian dollar means that the contract may not be renewed, or revenue will be significantly reduced.

This comes just two months after the brewery announced a $20-million expansion plan, adding onto its main bottling line to include new labelers, as well as more modern equipment for packing, inspecting and moving products

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Instead of leading the company to greater heights, executive management at Carlsberg Malawi Limited are busy brewing, not beer but, trouble with their employees.

Sources at Africa’s only Carlsberg plant confided in Nyasa Times this week that they suspect some members of the executive management to have connived to rip them off their pension benefits
But when contacted for comment Carlsberg said they are treating the issue as an internal matter

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I stand corrected. I fell for the headlines just as Carlsberg had intended us to believe. The real story is this

no agreement is reached in Cambodia

Unfortunately there is no win yet in favour of Angkor/Carlsberg beer promoting women. The real union organizing the workers declared that "“Carlsberg and Cambrew have now issued a gravely misleading statement claiming that they have reached an agreement with the union. We are seriously disappointed with the lack of commitment from Carlsberg/Cambrew . “

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fears of job losses at the Diageo Dundalk brewery surfaced this week as the company took another step towards creating a 'super brewery' in Dublin.

Diageo, which announced a 3% drop in profits last week, confirmed they have lodged a planning application for a major development at their world famous St. James' Gate brewery site, where a €100 million-plus investment has been mooted.

But the impact of such plans on existing Diageos sites, including Dundalk, hasn't yet been made clear.

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Italy's biggest trade union, the CGIL, on Sunday called for a general strike against the government's new austerity plans.

Union chief Susanna Camusso, speaking in the daily La Repubblica newspaper, said the CGIL (Italian General Confederation of Labour) would hold a meeting on August 23 to fix a date for the strike.

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ANGKOR Beer promoters, who had been striking against Cambrew for unpaid overtime and respect, have won their battle. Each will receive retroactive overtime pay totalling as much as US$320, following intervention by city officials, the president of the union representing them said yesterday

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One Angkor beer promoter was hospitalised yesterday after reportedly being struck by a company minivan and another three fainted from smoke inhalation when police attempted to extinguish flames from tyres they had set alight on the eighth day of their strike.

Yoeun Sreymon, 29, was taken to Bayon Hospital after being knocked down by a red Angkor minivan, fellow strikers said. They said she was pregnant and that she was unconscious when they took her to the private hospital for undisclosed injuries.

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