About 700 workers at the Coca Cola plant in Brampton are on the picket line after contract talks failed between their union and the company. Many employees at the Coke plant on Barton Street in Hamilton also walked off the job, to show support for the Brampton workers.
Employees at the Brampton plant say they were kicked out of the factory Wednesday night at 9 o’clock–well before the midnight contract deadline.
In Hamilton, employees marched along the gates of the factory to show support for their counterparts in Brampton.
Workers say a company with nine billion dollars of profits shouldn’t be asking for concessions from their employees.
Coca-cola is calling it a strike and that any job action is “completely unnecessary” and claims the union walked away before the company could even provide them with a comprehensive offer.