Monster Beverage Corp CEO warns of "scepticism" over Coca-Cola deal

The head of Monster Beverage has said distributors outside of the US have shown "scepticism" over the ongoing transition of The Coca-Cola Co's energy portfolio.

Coca-cola workers in Brazil launch national campaign for better wages and working conditions

The divergent wages paid by the same company in different states and those of different companies in the same state raise concern among beverage workers. The Food Industry Workers' National Confederation of Brazil (CNTA Afins) held a meeting on April 15, 2015 along with other union organizations in Sao Paulo to discuss wage and working conditions in the Coca-cola Company in Brazil.  On April 22, 2015 CNTA Afins announced the meeting's resolution containing a list of demands, such as the establishment of a wage floor equal to or higher than 1425 reais (around US$ 480), which is the highest salary payment for the beverage sector workers in Sao Paulo nowadays. The Coca-Cola Company in Brazil employs around 60 thousand direct workers and 600 thousand indirect workers.

Teamsters at Coca-Cola Ratify Contracts Covering 1,400 Workers

Coca-Cola workers in Southern California have ratified two contracts covering about 1,400 Teamsters that increase wages and pension benefits.

Spanish Supreme Court rules dismissed workers' rights were violated at Coca-Cola

On April 15, 2015 the Madrid Supreme Court announced its final verdict on the closure of four Coca-Cola factories in Spain and confirmed the previous ruling of the National Court which declared the Coca-Cola Iberian Partners' (CCIP) restructuring plan announced in January 2014 invalid. The  restructuring and the  closure  of  4  plants in  Alicante,  Fuenlabrada  (Madrid),  Palma  de  Mallorca  and Colloto (Asturias) affected  more  than  1190  workers  and  caused  the  forced  redundancy  of  821 employees.

NGG: 5.7 percent wage increase and a comprehensive benefit package for Coca-Cola workers in Germany

On March 20 2015, the IUF-affiliated Food, Beverages and Catering Union (NGG) and Coca-Cola (CCE) AG have agreed a collective agreement package in the fourth round of negotiations. Nearly 10,000 employees at Germany's largest beverage company will benefit from the new pact, which includes regulations on wages and salaries, working time, part-time and job security.

USA: New Pact for Over 500 Coke Workers in New England

A five year contract for over 500 workers at two Coca-Cola plants in Massachusetts brings pay increases and protects benefits. The IUF-affiliated  Retail, Wholesale & Department Store Union(RWDSU) members at the two facilities – in Needham and Waltham, Massachusetts - will see raises anywhere from 3 to 18 percent each year of the contract.  Workers can earn an attendance bonus of $1,675 annually, and a ratification bonus and numerous incentives will bring workers more money.

Brazil: Court verdict in favor of dismissed Coca-Cola distribution workers

In late February 2015, more than 200 workers employed in the distribution of Sorocaba Refreshments, which produces and markets Coca Cola products, were fired during the Carnival holidays. The company sent a notification to the workers while transferring the entire fleet of trucks to a nearby town to outsource the service.

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