Carlsberg Brewing Strike Short-Lived

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) — Carlsberg, the world's fourth-biggest brewery, said a strike among its brewery workers and drivers in Denmark ended late on Sunday and beer brewing had resumed. Around 600 of the workers went on strike on Friday over pay, halting Carlsberg's beer production in Denmark.

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) — Carlsberg, the world's fourth-biggest brewery, said a strike among its brewery workers and drivers in Denmark ended late on Sunday and beer brewing had resumed.

Around 600 of the workers went on strike on Friday over pay, halting Carlsberg's beer production in Denmark. The 3f union initiated the strike after the firm informed it there would be no local pay rises for blue collar workers this year, following a weak Danish market in 2009.

Carlsberg spokesman Jens Bekke said the number of strikers had reached around 900 as weekend shift workers joined in. “People are going back to work,” he said. “There have been no negotiations.” Bekke declined to comment on the likely financial effects of the action.

Carlsberg's production unit in Denmark, has a yearly beer output of 430 million liters (about 113 million gallons) and roughly the same volume of soft drinks.

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