Burton brewers balloted for strike action

The Molson Coors brewery in Burton-on-Trent Credit: PA

More than 400 workers at Molson Coors brewery in Burton-on-Trent will be balloted for strike action in a row over pay and shift patterns.

Unite the Union claim 450 staff will be sacked after June 14, and then reinstated on lower pay and inferior terms & conditions.

One of the warehouses at the Molson Coors plant in Burton-on-Trent Credit: PA

It says some staff could lose up to £9,000 a year in the shake-up. Unite said that it had given the management seven days notice of the ballot which runs from 30 April to 28 May.

The brewery produces Carling, Grolsch, Coors Lite and Cobra lagers, as well as beers including Worthington, White Shield and Stones.

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Brewery staff's strike action

Brewery workers at Molson Coors in Burton-on-Trent have voted in favour of strike action in a row over pay.