German media reported in mid January that Lidl, which has 3,330 branches in the country, had started removing Coca-Cola brands from its shelves. Die Welt said the move followed Coca-Cola's refusal to lower its wholesale price after Lidl cut EUR0.10 from a 1.25-litre bottle of brand Coca-Cola.
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.
condemning Coca-Cola's aggressive attack on jobs and workers' rights in Europe.
Coca-Cola Enterprises plant in GENT (Belgium) is on strike to protest against the unfair dismissal of a 54-year old technician.
The spontaneous initiative began with a 2-hour stoppage on October 9 afternoon shift and was continued for additional 2 hours during the night shift and is permanent since October 10 shift.
Unite the Union believes that Cola Coca Enterprises is a highly profitable and successful global company and the union will be doing everything in their power to protect jobs.