Cake and eat it?
If it's been classified as vitally important like water (and therefore workers can't strike) shouldn't that also mean it has to be price capped and untaxed?
You can't have it both ways.
A Lithuanian court has ruled that the brewing of Carlsberg lager is a "vitally essential" activity, thereby depriving the Danish beer monolith's workers the right to strike. The decision came after the brewer moved to prevent staff in its Baltic tentacle walking out in a dispute over pay and conditions, the Telegraph explains …
Great, you've stopped your workers walking out. Now how do you make them work while they're there - and how do you stop them actively sabotaging production? Of course there's the school of thought that says pissing in a lager barrel is never going to be noticed. But there's any number of ways that switched-on workers can knacker you, starting with a large increase in minor "accidents" which might be down to individuals, and working up to more significant incidents (e.g. broken CO2 lines) which would be sackable offences but would be impossible to trace if all the workers are in on it.
And when globalisation, mass immigration and union-busting succeeds in driving wages down to the 3-world average of one bowl of rice per 12-hour shift, there will be very few customers who can afford to buy manufactured products. Hence, the credit bubble and tax-payer bailouts! Followed by bonuses and +30% pay raises all round to manglement for this stunning display of "leadership!!
Lithuania has some of the best beers in the World. Svyturys and Utenos to name but a few.
They are often in the medals during beer award ceremonies.
It's only recently Carlsberg Breweries took ownership of the breweries in Lithuania.
When you're next in Tesco, get a few bottles. You'd have to go to specialised Polish/Eastern European shops to get Utenos (or at least I did).
my sweet lord of... whatever...
they may put any rules on this crapy carslberg "beer" factory. the fact is that less and less people drink their beer-product here in Lithuania. everyone I talk to are switching to small breweries (and there're plenty to choose from) production, because that's the real beer and not something produced at large quantities and very fast at some factory-thing.
In the last few years, I've been researching Chile's old laws and decrees. I've bumped into several quirky regulations, one of which is related to the business at hand.
There is a government decree from the '30s, during a time where alcohol sale *and consumption* was highly regulated, that declared beer to be "analcoholic and medicinal", freeing it up from several restrictions.
So, Lithuania might just be following in Chile's footsteps. :-P
> I am quite disappointed to see that no one has come up with lifesaving anecdotes
Seth MacFarlane has one.
He is known for enjoying the occasional sup or seven.
One morning, he woke up far too hungover to make his flight, and missed it by about 10 minutes.
The morning was the 11th of September 2001, and the flight was American Airlines flight 11, which went into the North Tower.
...Corporations are our true masters, doubt no more.
Democracy under capitalism is a waste of time. Our leaders are not the pollies, but their masters: the corporations.
And the pollies do as they are told, as we see here, even if it results in the most ridiculous of decisions.