90 jobs under threat at Coca-Cola’s Northern Irish manufacturing site

By John Wood

- Last updated on GMT

Related tags: Employment, Outsourcing

Distribution will be outsourced
Distribution will be outsourced
Plans to axe 90 jobs at a modern manufacturing and bottling plant in Lisburn have been announced by Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company Northern Ireland.

The company employs 623 people at the site, which was opened at a cost of £93.5M in September 2010 and has the capacity to produce and bottle 1.5Ml of Coca-Cola beverages every day for customers across Ireland.

A spokeswoman said the proposed job cuts were part of a restructuring that was intended to reduce the cost-base and produce efficiencies at the plant, and employees have entered a 30-day consultation period.

Outsourcing distribution

Part of the plan involves outsourcing distribution, but she said the proposed cuts were across the entire business and not just in distribution.

The spokeswoman said the company regretted the impact of job losses, but that some of the outsourced jobs would be protected under TUPE (Transfer of Undertakings Protection of Employment) regulations, and it was hoped that some employees would transfer to the new distributor.

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