Coca-Cola Amatil to close South Australia bottling plant leading to around 180 job losses

On Wednesday 22 February Coca-Cola Amatil announced the closure of its bottling factory in South Australia with the loss of around 180 jobs.

The closure of the bottling plant located in the inner-city Adelaide suburb of Thebarton is planned to close in 2019.

The United Voice union together with the plant employees were blindsided by the news and the union communications officer, Carolyn Smart,  told reporters that "members were gobsmacked".