Coca-Cola shortage in Metro Vancouver will end soon after deal reached with union

Aug 10 2017, 10:17 pm

The shortage of Coca-Cola products on store shelves across Metro Vancouver will likely end very soon after union leaders reached a tentative agreement with the company.

Early last week, about 370 members of Teamsters local 213 who work in production, warehouse, and distribution operations for the company’s plants in Richmond, Coquitlam, and Chilliwack walked off the job after months of failed attempts to reach a deal.

At the start of the strike, a union representative told Daily Hive workers were seeking security within their collective agreement as regards health and welfare.

Although union leaders support the deal, it still needs final approval from the teamsters, which is expected to happen during a vote this afternoon.

The strike affected store supplies of not only the classic Coca-Cola pop drink but also over a dozen of other Coca-Cola products such as Sprite, Fanta, Vitamin Water, Nestea, Minute Maid, Powerade, Dasani, and Fruitopia.

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