Ireland: Coca Cola Dispute escalates as picketer is injured, company restricts pickets by court injunction

SIPTU member, Martin Daly, was taken to hospital Tuesday, September 1 after he was injured by a car driven through an
official picket at the Coca Cola distribution centre on Ballycoolin
Road, Finglas in Dublin.

Destroying workplaces, Coca-Cola scores an own goal (pictures)

  Coca-Cola likes to sponsor sport events to promote its brands. But with threatening to destroy 130 workplaces in distribution in Ireland, Coca-Cola Hellenic clearly has scored an own goal. SIPTU members visited the Irish Football Semi Finals Saturday August 30 to inform fans about the companies plan, threatening the livelihoods of the workers and their families amidst a deep recession.

The action triggered a lot of media attention as well as the solidarity of the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Ms Eimear Costello and Member of Parliament Joe Costello. 

Ireland: Industrial action at CCHBC continues

Industrial action at Coca-Cola HBC in Ireland is continuing, triggering widespread coverage in the media. 
You can listen to comments from John Dunne of SIPTU and CCHBC
Ireland managing director Gokhan Bilgic following this link.

Ireland: Coca-Cola workers set to strike

SIPTU, the IUF affiliate in Ireland organising Coca-Cola workers, has served strike notice on Coca Cola HBC (Bottlers) Ireland Limited following a decision by the company to transfer and outsource the jobs of 130 union members to third party operators.

Read more on SIPTUs website.

South Eastern Europe Coca Cola Workers Meeting in Serbia

by Ildiko Kren
Coca Cola Unions’ representatives from Bulgaria, Croatia, Romania and Serbia held a regional meeting and training organized by the IUF and supported by the the Friedrich Ebert Foundation in Kladovo, Serbia from 5 to 6th of August 2009.

Coca-Cola workers in Saskatoon end 60+ days of strike

The Strike of RWDSU Local 588 at Coca-Cola in Saskatoon is over. On Friday, August 7, 2009 the members voted 85% in favor of the company's last offer, thus accepting the new collective agreement.

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