CCEP Wakefield workers to strike in June

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Supplies of Coca-Cola, Fanta and Sprite will be hit this summer as a strike was announced at Europe’s biggest soft drinks plant.

Workers at the Coca-Cola Europacific Partners (CCEP) plant in Wakefield are set to strike in June in a row over pay.

Unite union says the strike will last for 14 days, starting on June 8.

“While Unite has chosen to proceed with industrial action, we remain fully committed to maintaining talks with our colleagues at our Wakefield site … we have robust contingency measures in place and are confident that there will be no disruption to our trade customers,” CCEP said.

Unite general secretary, Sharon Graham said: “Coca Cola Europacific Partners is making profits in the billions but it’s delivering a pay cut to the very workers who are making them.

“Its profits are up 37% to an astronomical £1.85 billion.  Offering workers a real terms pay cut when business is booming is nothing short of corporate greed. The workforce are rightly furious at the company’s profiteering.”

“The workers at Wakefield have Unite’s total support.”

CCEP Wakefield can produce 360,000 cans per hour, and 132,000 bottles per hour.

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