IRELAND: Teachers back Coke boycott - report
Coca-Cola is facing a boycott from teachers in Ireland, according to press reports. The Irish Times said late last week that the Teachers' Union of Ireland has voted to boycott the company's products at its annual congress in Galway.
The campaign is in response to a request from the Columbian trade union movement, the paper said. The movement claims that Coke does not provide proper facilities for its employees in Columbia, and that intimidation of union members has seen a reduction of union membership of 50%.
The Irish Times said that the motion instructs the executive of the Teachers' Union of Ireland to support the boycott of Coca-Cola products and to demand that Coca-Cola Ireland acts to stop the "continuing repression of workers in its bottling plants in Colombia".
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