Spanish court orders Coca-Cola to reinstate more than 800 workers it had laid off after company closed down four bottling plants

, June 13, 2014 () – A Spanish court has ordered US drinks giant Coca-Cola to reinstate more than 800 workers it had laid off as it closed down four bottling plants.

The planned closure of the Spanish plants has sparked months of strikes by workers, who say the company has no right to cut jobs when it is making a profit.

Coca-Cola Iberian Partners, the regional branch of the US company, had planned 1190 layoffs of which 821 had been carried out.

The National Court in Madrid on Friday said in a statement it had declared void that plan.

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