SIPTU members have accepted proposals from mediator, Mr. Gerry Durcan
SC, which bring the nine week dispute at Coca Cola HBC to a conclusion.
The settlement proposals provide for substantially improved redundancy
terms from those previously offered by the company and rejected by
SIPTU is continuing its campaign against outsourcing and job destructin at Coca-Cola HBC Ireland. October 14, hundreds of workers and supporters marched in Dublin. Watch a video about the protest:
In an unprecedented move in Labour Relations at Coca-Cola in Ireland, Coca-Cola Hellenic has rejected the recommendations issued by a Labour Court Friday Sept. 17.
The Coca-Cola Alliance Steering Group as well as Coke workers meetings
in several countries have called on the company to abide by the
recommendation and find a negotiated solution.
This video about the Strike of Coca-Cola Workers in Ireland has been produced by an independent media broadcast of solidarity supporters.
IUF General Secretary Ron Oswald has urged Coca-Cola Hellenic's Employee Relations Director Libbi McKnight to make sure that a "mutually acceptable, negotiated solution, including alternatives to the proposed outsourcing" would be reached with IUF affiliate SIPTU as soon as possible.
Ireland: Coca Cola Dispute escalates as picketer is injured, company restricts pickets by court injunction01-09-2009
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.