UK: Strike - it's the real thing

Four million fewer bottles of Coca Cola could be produced this month as a series of stoppages lasting to the end of September begins today (15 September 2010) in a dispute over pay.

The workers at Coca-Cola Enterprises' Edmonton bottling plant warn that the dispute could escalate unless the company gets real. The workers are angry over the company's refusal to enter into meaningful negotiations over a two year pay offer. Workers are being offered 2% in 2010 and are likely to only receive around 2% in 2011.

Unite members at the plant voted by a massive eight to one to reject the company's two percent pay offer.

The action will be discontinuous strike action with members who work the day shifts commencing 06.00 hours finishing work at 15.00 hours instead of 18.00 hours. Members who work the night shift will commence work at 21.00 hours instead of 18.00 hours and finish at 06.00 hours the following day. There will be no production at the site between the hours of 15.00 and 21.00.

Continue reading Unite's press release.

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