On a week that we learned Coke Zero is going bye-bye comes news that has fans of Coca-Cola shuddering – especially if they live near Vancouver.
The Vancouver Sun is reporting that if a strike by Lower Mainland Coca-Cola workers continues much longer, Coke drinkers may soon have to settle for a Pepsi.
On Monday, 370 workers represented by Teamsters Local 213 initiated strike action at Coca-Cola bottling, storage, sales and distribution facilities in Richmond, Coquitlam, Chilliwack and the Sunshine Coast. With a six-year collective agreement between the union and company expiring on April 3rd, the Union issued 72 hour notice on July 21st after a new contract could not be reached. And the result has consumers starting to run dry of ‘the real thing’.
The strike has already cut into the supply at some Lower Mainland supermarkets and convenience stores; shelves that are normally stocked with Coca-Cola products have been significantly drained.
Have a ‘Pepsi’ and a smile?… ~ Jason