COURT RULES BREWING 'VITALLY ESSENTIAL'
A Lithuanian court ruled that the brewing of Carlsberg beer is a "vitally
essential" activity, thereby depriving Carlsberg employees the right to
strike. The decision came after the brewer moved to prevent staff in its
Baltic brewery walking out in a dispute over pay and conditions. Carlsberg
asked the court to stop workers striking during its "high season," by
classifying the production of beer as of vital importance. The court obliged,
placing brewing "in the same category as medical supplies and drinking
water," declaring the strike illegal and suspending it for "at least 30
days." Jennie Formby, the national officer of British union Unite, which
represents 1,000 Carlsberg employees in the UK, described the ruling as
"probably the most ridiculous decision in the world."
Fill er up and check my the beer stein please....
SUNOCO BRINGS NEW MEANING TO FILL 'ER UP
Sunoco has expanded its Sunoco's Craft Beer Exchange Program from New York
into South Carolina. "We have decided to expand the Craft Beer Exchange based
on the success we have had in multiple New York markets over the last six
months," said Wendy Lyman, Sunoco's beverage category manager. The Craft Beer
Exchange allows customers to fill growlers with craft beer at the same place
they fill up their gas tanks. Currently Sunoco has "beer-filling stations"
(taps) at over 40 of its APlus convenience stores throughout New York state.
Sunoco operates more than 600 APlus Convenience stores in 24 states along the
east coast and as far west as Ohio. The company says the program will now
increase to include 13 locations across coastal South Carolina.
Edited by smokemaster, 10 March 2012 - 03:14 AM.