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Unite consults on next steps after Carling workers rej...

Unite consults on next steps after Carling workers reject deal

01 July 2013

Employees at the Molson Coors brewery in Burton-on-Trent will be consulted on the next steps by Unite, the country’s largest union, following a narrow rejection of a deal on pay and conditions, and new shift patterns.

Unite regional officer Rick Coyle said: “Our members have narrowly rejected the pay deal in a ballot of the workforce. We will now be consulting with the Unite reps on the next steps.

“The union won’t be commenting further until those discussions have taken place.”

The dispute centres on pay and conditions, as well as the new shift patterns for the 455-strong workforce. In May, workers voted by a margin of 97 per cent in favour of strike action in the dispute.

The Burton plant produces Carling, Grolsch, Coors Lite and Cobra lagers, as well as beers including Worthington, White Shield and Stones.

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For further information please contact Rick Coyle on 07711 594314 and/or Unite senior communications officer Shaun Noble on 07768 693940

Unite is Britain and Ireland’s largest trade union with 1.5 million members working across all sectors of the economy. The general secretary is Len McCluskey.