Industrial dispute at Ballina manufacturing plant

Union seeking to secure improvements in conditions of employment.

Sligo News File.

Union-represented workers at a Ballina manufacturing operation are to embark on a ballot for industrial action in a bid to secure collective bargaining rights.

The dispute at the Coca-Cola plant on the Killala Road has reportedly been the subject of Labour Court recommendations which found in favour of the union’s demands for recognition to engage in negotiations to secure improvements in terms and conditions of employment at the company.

A union spokesman has said representatives remain available to meet with the company and have called on management to engage with the union in advance of the ballot to find a resolution to this dispute.

The ballot is expected to be carried out in the coming weeks.