The job losses are made up of 38 volunteers and 9 compulsory - but Unite says that 10 more workers have come forward for voluntary redundancy with similar skills, so there is no need for all the compulsory redundancies.
The shock announcement by Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) that it is to close its Malvern Water bottled plant has been attacked as badly handled by Unite the union today (Thursday), and shows no respect for a loyal workforce.
Coke Edmonton workers explain why they're on the picket line:
Coca-Cola should get back round the negotiating table with its workforce and sort out its pay dispute - or it could see the unrest spread elsewhere in the company.
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.
Coca-Cola workers in Edmonton, UK, will walk the picket line today following the refusal of management to bargain wages.