Imagine, free beer for life!? It’s a perk that Labatt Brewery retirees have enjoyed for half a century, but will be phased out by January 1, 2019.
For example, retirees from the brewery in Edmonton would get a gift card loaded up with the cost of a 12 pack of beer multiplied by 52 weeks every year. If the retiree passed away, then his/her widow would get the benefit.
As you can imagine, most of the workers are not happy campers about the lost perk.
It would appear that globalization is to blame.