LABOUR leader Ed Miliband has been dragged into the storm surrounding potential strike action which threatens to disrupt beer supplies in Burton and South Derbyshire.
Community pubs minister Brandon Lewis has called on Labour’s leader (pictured right) to condemn strikes at KNDL (Kuehne + Nagel Drinks Logistics), currently being planned by the Unite union, which traditionally shares close ties with the Labour party.
A 24-hour strike at the firm, which delivers Fosters, Heineken, Kronenbourg, John Smith’s, as well as Strongbow cider, to 30,000 pubs across the UK, including The Lord Burton, in High Street, Burton, and the Sir Nigel Gresley, in The Delph, Swadlincote, is set to begin tomorrow, with the union promising ‘serious consequences’.
Mr Lewis said: “This is a national disgrace. Labour’s biggest union paymaster is hitting the right of hardworking people to have a pint after a day’s work.”