By Andrew Starke

Workers at the Carlsberg beer factory in Copenhagen have gone on strike against a rationing of their free beer allowance.

The company has restricted the amount of free beer they can consume during their working day to one hour at lunchtime.

Beer may now only be enjoyed in the company’s canteen. Previously, workers were allowed three free beers per day outside of lunch hours.

Workers have claimed they were not consulted on the changes and over 250 of them have decided to stop work in protest.

About 800 employees walked out last week but most had returned to work by Thursday (April 8).

Carlsberg has said it will not be reversing the new policy, even though beer deliveries have been affected in the Danish capital.

The company added that its trucks are fitted with alcohol locks, preventing drivers from drink-driving.

The Shout Team

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