GERMANY: Court rules employees should receive 150 litres of free beer a year

By Sarah Diston | 10 August 2000

Two former brewery workers should get back pay for three unpaid years of brew and should also receive 150 litres (264 pints) of free beer a year as part of their pension package, a German labour court has ruled.A compromise was reached in court this week after the two former employees fought for three years, after the brewery, who had promised workers and retirees 240 litres of free beer a year, fall into financial difficulty and put all promises on hold.Sarah Diston

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Two former brewery workers should get back pay for three unpaid years of brew and should also receive 150 litres (264 pints) of free beer a year as part of their pension package, a German labour court has ruled.A compromise was reached in court this week after the two former employees fought for three years, after the brewery, who had promised workers and retirees 240 litres of free beer a year, fall into financial difficulty and put all promises on hold.Sarah Diston

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