Bars in Denmark risk running out of draft beer after a labour dispute caused production to be halted at a brewery operated by Carlsberg.
Spokesman Jens Bekke said yesterday that the brewery, in the town of Fredericia, produced all of Carlsberg’s draft beer in Denmark. Carlsberg says it controls 70 percent of the country’s draft beer market.
Workers at the brewery walked out on August 14 because a new hire was not affiliated to a union that all other employees were, Bekke said. The 130 strikers were part of a total workforce of 800 at the site and production of soft drinks was also affected.
“We hope [the staff] will go back” to work, Bekke said. It was difficult to see how the situation would be resolved otherwise, he added. – Bloomberg