Coca Cola has claimed it has obtained a High Court injunction against SIPTU members in relation to pickets at its facilities around the country. The injunction is intended to prevent union members from blocking other workers who wish to pass though their lines at the company's distribution centres in Dublin, Cork, Galway, Waterford and Tipperary. SIPTU members have been mounting the pickets since last week because of the company's plans to make 130 workers redundant and outsource their jobs. Managing Director of Coca Cola Ireland, Gokhan Bilgic said he respected workers' rights to strike, but only if they followed the rules. "We certainly want to ensure health and safety of all our employees including the ones picketing," he said. "Unfortunately this has not been obtained so far, despite talks with SIPTU." "They have repeatedly ignored our request to adhere to official strike regulations" "They are walking in front of cars, stopping them more than necessary and in some cases they are also abusing and intimidating employees who want to get in and out from work."