Thursday, March 18, 2010

Euro Strike Plagues A/B- InBev

Friday March 15th BBC News reports that Union workers have blockaded factories upon the announcement that A/B-InBev planned to cut 250 of 2,700 jobs Belgium. The BBC's Dominic Hughes in Brussels says not to worry as yet. "There are probably around 125 breweries in Belgium producing around 800 standard beers. Add in special one-off brews, and some experts believe there could be more than 8,000 beers". Anheuser-Busch InBev announced this week a plan to cut 800 jobs across western Europe, 10% of its 8,000 workforce in the region. The firm said the move was a response to falling beer sales, with the layoffs spread across Belgium, Germany, the UK, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. The news triggered protests at the firm's brewery in the Belgian town of Leuven, where it also has its headquarters.
Source BBC News March 15th, 2010

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