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Coca Cola must accept labour Court Ruling – Sinn Féin

23 September, 2009 - by Aengus Ó Snodaigh TD

Sinn Féin TD Aengus Ó Snodaigh has called on Coca Cola to accept the ruling made by the Labour Relations Court yesterday. There is currently 130 staff members involved in a dispute with the company which is attempting to force redundancies, despite being profitable, with worse terms than redundancy packages given two years ago.

Deputy Ó Snodaigh said:

“The Labour Relations Court made two recommendations yesterday – one, that the company offer workers the same redundancy package as two years ago, and two, that it conduct a feasibility study on the number of jobs that can be kept in Dublin.

“Sinn Féin is calling on Coca Cola to accept both these rulings so workers remaining with the company can return to work and those who wish to accept redundancy packages can do so. Coca Cola remains a hugely profitable company and this is the least they can offer their workers after choosing to outsource at a time when it will be hard for anyone to find a new job.

“If Coca Cola refuses this recommendation, Sinn Féin will lend its support to those workers at the picket lines and will up the ante on its boycott of Coca Cola products.” ENDS

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