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GMB May Call For Landlord Strike

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The GMB union is preparing to write to more than 37,000 pub landlords in the UK, urging them to vote in a national ballot over industrial action to hit at tenanted pub companies such as such as Enterprise Inns and Punch Taverns.

A report from independent verification company SGS found that the performance of the Brulines monitoring system gives cause for concern, leading GMB to speak of a possible trade dispute.

It hopes that the action will force such companies to the negotiating table over beer prices and rent levels, after the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) found that tied tenants pay around £12,000 more annually than those without a beer tie to a pub company.

“The tied tenants with the support of GMB will secure a just settlement to the £12,000 overcharging identified by the OFT,” commented GMB national officer Paul Maloney.

The Brulines monitoring system was established in the 1990s and aims to record the precise volume of liquid sold in any participating establishment.

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