Wage legislation disputeThis article was originally published in Foodnews
AN IRISH soft drinks manufacturer has claimed it should be excluded from a statutory wage deal because a pure fruit juice it produces is not carbonated. Neil Murray writes: P Mulrine and Son of Donegal, has brought a High Court challenge to a Labour Court decision that 46 of its workers are covered by an employment regulation order providing for the statutory setting of wage levels for those in the aerated waters and wholesale bottling sector. Mulrine claims that under the terms of the order, such drinks have to contain sugar and/or be carbonated. The case continues.