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AB InBev To Resume Talks To End Belgian Blockade


Anheuser-Busch InBev (ABI.BR), the world’s largest brewer, said on Monday it would resume talks with trade unions on Tuesday to end a blockade at its Belgian breweries, aiming to resolve a dispute over job cuts.

The group said on Friday it had won a court ruling to end a blockade at one of its large Belgian plants and unions responded that they would strike if it were enforced.

The Belgian workers have blocked the entrances to the company’s large plants in Leuven and Jupille for over a week and at Hoegaarden since last Tuesday in protest at AB InBev’s plan to cut a net 263 jobs out of its 2,700 Belgian workforce.

The company has two other small production sites in Belgium.

Mediated talks to end the action ended without success late on Thursday. [ID:nN14204359]

The company’s Belgian unit said on Friday it had secured a court order to end the blockade at Leuven, but preferred for the time being to solve the issue through talks.

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Thursday, January 18, 3:40 pm

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