WORKERS FROM the threatened Boddingtons brewery in Manchester, started a four-day strike on Monday in the latest phase of their campaign against closure.
The only reason that Interbrew wants to close the brewery is corporate greed.
Franny Joyce, regional industrial organiser for the workers’ TGWU union, said the brand had recently announced over £16 million profits.
“The workforce has done everything they were asked to and more,” he said.
“We are determined to defend our jobs and our community.”
Strikers travelled last week to the Magor Brewery near Newport in South Wales where Interbrew intends to transfer production of the Manchester beer.
“The support from our fellow workers in South Wales has been first class since this dispute started,” said Mike Thompson, TGWU convenor for the Manchester workers.
Boddingtons workers are winning wide support for their stand.
They need full backing for their action from every section of the union.
Reballots have opened the way to bigger struggle