• Short Summary

    Due to a pay claim by about 2,000 female workers in breweries throughout Denmark, production ceased June 4, at a time when hot weather made the demand for a cool glass of beer greater than ever.

  • Description

    Due to a pay claim by about 2,000 female workers in breweries throughout Denmark, production ceased June 4, at a time when hot weather made the demand for a cool glass of beer greater than ever. The dispute came to a head when the United Breweries of Denmark turned down the women's request for a rise of nine to twelve shillings per week.

    Most of the workers concerned operate the plant that fills the empty bottles with bear. As a result of their action about 10,000 workers are unable to get on with the job. Throughout the country large holiday crowds are having to slake their thirst with nothing stronger than cold water.

    The women have stated that after the holiday weekend they will not return to work unless their demands are met by producers. If the strike continues for any length of time one of Denmark's major exports will be cut completely. Despite the growing number of thirsty Danes, a ship load of beer left for England, June 4. This is thought to be the last drop in the country.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2ZYWDIF8TWCSTXZ3LH62KLA2N
    Media URN:
    VLVA2ZYWDIF8TWCSTXZ3LH62KLA2N
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/06/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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