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Locked out of Big Beer in Grenada

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Image by (cc) flickr user abolotnov.

Workers of the Grenada Breweries Ltd (a company owned by ANSA McAL) and their IUF affiliated Grenada Technical & Allied Workers’ Union are involved in a struggle for the rights of  locked out workers. Workers have been off the job without pay since December 13 and throughout the festive period– over 45 days.

On December 21, 2011, riot police were called when hundreds of workers blockaded the plant to prevent distribution. Several were arrested and detained including  Senator Chester Humphrey, President of the Grenada Technical & Allied Workers’ Union, 1st Vice President of the Grenada Trade Unions’ Council and General Secretary of the Caribbean Congress of Labour.

Read the IUF/UITA/IUL support campaign.
Learn more about workers in “big beer”.

Author: ireneflorez

Bogotá-born, Oakland-based media bee.

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