Bad taste as Coke seeks to bury bad news over Malvern Water closure

The shock announcement by Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) that it is to close its Malvern Water bottled plant has been attacked as badly handled by Unite the union today (Thursday), and shows no respect for a loyal workforce.

The drinks giant only made its plans clear yesterday while all eyes were focused on the comprehensive spending review. Now 17 workers will lose their jobs in just two weeks time with closure looming on November 3.

Jennie Formby, Unite national officer for the food and drinks sector, said: "These workers and their families have been disgracefully treated by Coca-Cola Enterprises. The company obviously made its mind up long ago about their futures yet sat on the decision until a good day to bury bad news came along."

Read more on the Malvern closure in Unite's press-release on the issue. 



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