They say the 1.4% pay rise offered by employers XPO Logistics Drinks is not enough because they didn’t get one last year amid the pandemic lockdown.
The 1,000 angry truckers and warehouse workers at 26 locations also said they missed up to £ 10,000 each due to time off and lack of overtime.
XPO manages 40% of beer deliveries in the UK and a strike could seriously damage the supply.
Union Unite called the offer “derisory”.
He votes for the action and wants 3.9 percent.
Joe Clarke of Unite said members “suffered great financial hardship” last year.
He said: “We call on the company to engage in meaningful negotiations. “
The union also said staff were put at risk after Covid’s secure cleanup stopped to expedite delivery.
XPO told the Morning Advertiser trade newspaper: “We remain open to further conversations to seek a deal. “