Carlsberg Workers Strike Over Beer Ban on the Job

Brewery limits drinks to the lunch hour

By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff

Posted Apr 8, 2010 4:44 PM CDT

(Newser) – Up to 800 workers at the Carlsberg brewery in Denmark struck for a second day today after management decided they could drink beer only at lunch time. Apparently, drinking three beers—other than those consumed at lunch—is a longstanding tradition at the brewery, and not one employees are willing to give up lightly. “Because of that, the warehouse staff went on strike yesterday, with other staff striking in sympathy,” a Carlsberg representative tells the Irish Times.

Carlsberg beer cans.
Carlsberg beer cans.   (AP Photo/Sang Tan)
Nils Andersen, chairman of Danish Carlsberg Breweries poses with a bottle of beer after a press conference in Hamburg, northern Germany, on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2004. The Danish company  is to take over the German brewery Holsten AG.
Nils Andersen, chairman of Danish Carlsberg Breweries poses with a bottle of beer after a press conference in Hamburg, northern Germany, on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2004. The Danish company is to take over...   (AP Photo/Fabian Bimmer)
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