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Further Budweiser strikes planned as talks collapse

Budweiser’s summer of discontent continues with further strike action announced after workers turned down the latest pay offer from the company.

Approximately 275 staff working at the group’s Samlesbury site, near Preston, will down tools from 22-29 August.

In total, 93 percent of GMB union members rejected the latest offer tabled by Budweiser.

Stephen Boden, GMB Organiser, said: “We don’t believe there is any real desire from Budweiser to resolve this dispute.

“It’s disgraceful that they cancel a meeting the evening before we are due to meet with no real reason.

‘‘Therefore, we will be going ahead with a series of stoppages over eight days, impacting all departments and shifts across the site.”

The walk-out starts 7am on Monday 22 August and runs until 7pm on Monday 29 August, with further stoppages scheduled for September.

He added: “It’s not too late for management to listen to workers and get back round the table with us to work out a fair deal.”

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