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Ireland: Industrial action at CCHBC continues

Industrial action at Coca-Cola HBC in Ireland is continuing, triggering widespread coverage in the media. 
You can listen to comments from John Dunne of SIPTU and CCHBC
Ireland managing director Gokhan Bilgic following this link.

Ireland: Coca-Cola workers set to strike

SIPTU, the IUF affiliate in Ireland organising Coca-Cola workers, has served strike notice on Coca Cola HBC (Bottlers) Ireland Limited following a decision by the company to transfer and outsource the jobs of 130 union members to third party operators.

Read more on SIPTUs website.

ITALY: Coca-Cola closes its Bari plant and leaves Southern Italy

Source: FLAI-CGIL - US multinational Coca-Cola has officially opened the
redundancy proceedings for its 40 Bari site employees. The company declared the definitive closure of the operation. The only alternative to dismissal that Coca-Cola proposed to Italian unions was that employees they were transferred to

CCH buys back its own shares

April 27, Coca-Cola Hellenic’s extraordinary shareholder meeting decided to approve a share buy back of up to 5% of the company’s shares (see CCH press release). At a range of share prices between 1 and 20 Euros, this will potentially lead to spending on the purchase of its own shares between 18,3 mln and 380 mln Euros.

Austria: Unions and work council stop full outsourcing of Coca-Cola distribution

March 14, 2009. The Central works council and GMTN trade union were able to stop the full outsourcing of in Coca-Cola HBC Austria distribution, threatening the loss of 260 workplaces, in negotiations with management.

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