XXXX brewery workers will walk off the job for a sixth time in six weeks today, targeting drinkers at the Alehouse and commuters along Milton Road with their message for job security.
United Voice Queensland spokesperson Damien Davie said XXXXX management, employed by Japanese beer giant Lion, had today refused to include a clause about not closing the brewery in the enterprise agreement, despite mounting public pressure.
“Last week, we had hundreds of community members rally at Suncorp Stadium in support of our brewery workers in their fight for job security,” Damien said.
“We’ve even had Queensland politicians, and manufacturing workers from across the globe, come out publicly in support of our workers,” he said.
“But still management of the Milton brewery are more concerned about delivering profits to their Japanese bosses than doing the right thing by Queenslanders.
“We have no choice but to step up our action to secure our jobs and our brewery in Queensland.
“Brewery workers will be picketing the Alehouse brewery during its busy Friday afternoon period, and standing along Milton Road during the peak hour commute to spread their message far and wide.
“Lion needs to put pen to paper. They’re saying all the right things publicly, but they’re not willing to commit to job security in the enterprise agreement.
“We don’t want to interrupt beer supply for Queenslanders, we love our XXXX as much as anyone.
“But if the brewery managers continue to threaten workers, we will step things up to disrupt their production in the lead up to the final State of Origin game.
“We’ve got big things planned, but all I can say at this stage is watch this space.”