MORE strikes by Greene King’s workers will take place this week and after Christmas.

The 188 workers, including production and distribution workers, drivers and draymen, who are members of Unite are based at Bury St Edmunds, Eastwood in Nottinghamshire and Abingdon in Oxfordshire, will strike over the festive period.

Though it has been confirmed that no workers from the distribution centre in Nuffield Place will be striking.

Workers will take three days of strike action from today (December 21) and December 23 and a further four days between 28th December and 31st December.

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Supplies of well-known beers and ales to pubs, restaurants and shops including IPA, Old Speckled Hen and Abbot Ale will be affected.

The workers voted for strike action after Greene King only offered them a three per cent pay increase and a further one-off payment of £650.

The company has made a revised offer of a two year pay deal. With the real inflation rate (RPI) currently standing at 14 per cent.

Unite general secretary Sharon Graham said: “Greene King’s ultimate owners are the Hong Kong conglomerate CK Hutchison Group. They are incredibly wealthy so Greene King workers should be paid fairly. Instead, workers are being offered a pay cut dressed up as a pay rise.

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 “Unite members at Greene King will receive the union’s complete and total support throughout their dispute. Greene King management need to return to the negotiating table with a substantially improved pay offer.”


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This story was written by Gee Harland. She joined the team in 2022 as a senior multimedia reporter.

Gee covers Abingdon, Didcot, Wallingford and Wantage.

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