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Coca-Cola ends strike negotiations with Unite

Workers in Edmonton call off strikes

08 September 2010

Coca-Cola has brought an end to strike negotiations with Unite as both sides seek a resolution over a pay dispute.

Workers at the Coca-Cola plant in Edmonton, North London, had been due to hold walkouts after rejecting a two per cent pay rise.

However, the threatened strikes have now been called off and both sides are now set to meet to thrash out a new deal, reports the Press Association.

Wayne King, Unite's regional officer, told the news provider: "We are pleased that the management is prepared to have a rethink on this dispute and we hope this will now lead to meaningful discussions and a fairer deal for our members."

Around 110 staff at the facility voted eight-to-one in favour of industrial action, with Unite stating the pay offer was actually a wage cut because it was less than half the rate of inflation.

Coca Cola claimed the pay rise was fair in the current financial climate and expressed their disappointment in Unite's actions. 

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