SIPTU members at the Coca-Cola plant in Ballina, Co. Mayo will meet this evening, to discuss the next step in a campaign to secure union recognition in negotiations with the company.

The meeting follows a Labour Court hearing last September, which led to a recommendation that the company should recognise SIPTU as the representative for union affiliated employees.

The Labour Court made a similar recommendation, on foot of a previous claim, in 2015.

Coca-Cola, trading as Ballina Beverages, argues that the majority of its employees have no desire to be party to a collective bargaining process.

But SIPTU has called for the full implementation of the Court's recommendation, saying management has so far refused to recognise the rights of union members at the concentrate manufacturing facility.

More than 350 people are employed at the north Mayo plant. Over 100 of them are members of the union.

SIPTU Organiser, Denis Gormalley, said tonight's meeting was the latest stage in an ongoing effort to ensure the company implemented the Labour Court recommendations.