ST ELSEWHERE, AND A FEW WORDS ABOUT BEER
by Ross Sharp
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Now, for a few words about beer …
Beer giant Carlton and United Breweries has sacked the entire maintenance workforce at Melbourne’s biggest brewery, prompting threats of a boycott of the popular VB.
Dozens of electricians and fitters lost their jobs after CUB axed a long-standing maintenance contract and have been protesting outside the gates of the Abbotsford brewery for 12 hours a day for the past four weeks.
The 54 workers were laid off last month before being invited to reapply for their old jobs on individual contracts, for what they say would be a 65 per cent wage cut once penalty rates and other entitlements were factored in.
The brewery is having non-union replacement labour bussed in and out of the site every day past picketing workers.
I do not drink any of the beers shown below, my preference being Resch’s, however, if you do, I would urge you to reconsider and find a more palatable alternative …
… Otherwise, we cannot be friends.
UPDATE – In comments, Flogga has just pointed out that Resch’s is also a CUB brand (despite not being on the list shown), so I cannot be friends with myself.
“Choose another beer, Ross”. “Yes, yes, I shall”. Damn. Damn it all to hell.