Give Greene King workers a pay rise
From draft to drought as beer workers plan to strike over pay
Beer drinkers are facing shortages this festive season as workers at brewers Greene King have announced strike action following a pitiful pay offer. The 188 workers – based at Bury St Edmunds, Eastwood and Abingdon - voted for strike action after Greene King only offered a paltry three per cent pay increase and a further one-off payment of £650. With the real inflation rate (RPI) currently standing at 14.2 per cent, this amounts to a substantial real terms wage cut.
Since 2019 Greene King has been owned by Hong Kong based property company CK Asset Holdings. That is part of the CK Hutchison Group, owned by one of the world’s richest men worth $35 billion, as such the company can afford to pay the workers a proper wage. CK Hutchison is the parent company of one of the UK’s biggest water companies and Felixstowe Ports.
Unite general secretary Sharon Graham said: “Greene King’s owners are incredibly wealthy, the failure to offer workers a decent pay rise is all about greed and not about need.”
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