Ireland - Coca Cola rejects Labour Court proposals to end strike - September 30, 2009

Coca Cola HBC Ireland has rejected the Labour Court recommendation to resolve the six weeks’ long strike at the firm, while the SIPTU union has accepted the proposals. The Court recommended that the company should offer a redundancy package in line with previous redundancy arrangements agreed with SIPTU. It also called on both parties to conduct a feasibility study in relation to the retention of jobs at the company’s Ballycoolin plant in Dublin. The dispute began when 130 workers found their jobs unilaterally transferred to subcontractors on much poorer pay and conditions. SIPTU national industrial secretary, Gerry McCormack, said that the dispute would continue.


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