Ireland

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Ireland: Under serious intimidation anonymous SIPTU members show solidarity to the "Zero Rights" campaign by hiding themselves


The Coca-Cola Company (TCCC) had earlier closed its directly owned, strongly unionized concentrate plant (where the "secret formula" syrup is manufactured) in Drogheda and recently it announced the closure of the last remaining unionized plant in Athy. Despite union membership growing beyond 50% of the union's potential members in the remaining concentrate plant in Ballina plant the Company simply refuses to recognize the union.

SIPTU calls on senior management at Coca-Cola to reverse decision to close Athy plant

SIPTU representatives have called on senior management at Coca-Cola to reconsider its decision to close its facility in Athy, County Kildare, with the loss of all jobs, which was announced earlier this month. The company said it had taken the decision following a review of its concentrate manufacturing, with production being transferred to its facility in Ballina, County Mayo.

SIPTU members accept proposals to end Coca Cola dispute

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 members.

Coca-Cola Ireland support materials

 

SIPTU union members at Coca-Cola Ireland are asking for your solidarity action. Here are materials that can help to spread the word about the fight: 

Video: Siptu Protest to defend jobs at Coca Cola

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:

Ireland: As international protest is growing, CCH rejects labour court recommendations

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. 

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