Guatemala: SITRAABASA signed the first agreement with Coca Cola

On February 7, 2015 the Union of Workers of Food and Beverage Atlantis SA (SITRAABASA) celebrated its second anniversary, while its general assembly was held to announce the content of the first collective bargaining agreement (CBA) signed with Coca Cola, and to elect new officials.

IUF Korean affiliates at Coca-Cola mobilize to defend threatened Hong Kong union leaders

IUF affiliates have responded quickly to threats by the Hong Kong government to prosecute independent trade union leaders for their active role in the democracy movement. On January 17, Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions general secretary Lee Cheuk-yan was questioned by the police, accused of inciting, convening and participating in unauthorized assemblies (criminal charges with potentially severe sentences) and told he could be prosecuted at any time. Mung Siu-tat, the union's chief executive, will be formally questioned on January 22.

Coca-Cola to eliminate up to 1800 jobs under its cost-cuting drive

The Coca-Cola company(TCCC) plans to cut up to 1,800 jobs across the globe over the coming weeks, as part of a $3 billion cost-cutting drive. Redundancies will be significant at the company's headquarters in Atlanta and global regional offices  where more than 10 percent of corporate staff could lose their jobs, but bottling and distribution divisions will be largely unaffected for now. TCCC has a global work force of more than 130,000 and the company employs nearly 8,900 in Atlanta.

Coca-Cola workers union in Bolivia affiliates with the IUF

Embotelladoras Bolivianas Unidas SA (Embol), the Coca Cola franchise in Bolivia, has four plants in the districts of La Paz, Cochabamba, Tarija and Santa Cruz . Roberto Baigorria , Secretary General of the Union Embol in Santa Cruz, told the IUF Latin America region that out of nearly 900 employees, 400 are unionized and they are looking forward to the affiliation with the IUF and the Latin American Federation of Coca Cola workers(FELATRAC).

Guatemala: Coca-Cola workers in all plants now 100% unionised

Guatemala workers have proudly featured in the history of struggle between IUF members and The Coca-Cola Company (TCCC) going back to the 1980's. Until recently of the three Coca-Cola bottling plants in the country, only one had built solid recognition from FEMSA the Coca-Cola Latin American bottler. The other two plants were owned and operated by the Schutt family and workers there faced hostility and repression when exercising their basic rights. One of these two plants was unionised but under constant pressure and the other was non-union with all efforts to offer union membership to workers there met with forceful hostility from management.

Hong Kong: Coca-Cola workers fighting for democracy and collective bargaining at their workplace

The Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions (HKCTU) organized an annual rally and march on December 7, 2014 to call for the right to collective bargaining and to demand 7% pay rise.

Dominican Republic: Coca-Cola workers progress for collective bargaining agreement

The National Union of Workers of Bepensa Dominicana SA (Sinatrabedsa) and the Coca Cola in Dominican Republic (Bepensa) have been exchanging positions and are open to dialogue. However, the IUF affiliated Sinatrabedsa is not willing to renounce acquired rights during collective bargaining  negotiations.
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