Research on Coca Cola workers in Brazil highlights differences in terms and conditions in 16 franchises

IUF-affiliated CNTA commissioned a researcher at the Inter-Union Department of Statistics and Socioeconomic Studies (Dieese), Paulo de Morais, who has conducted several studies on working conditions of Brazilian workers in different corporations, to do a new research on the situation of Coca Cola workers in Brazil.

Brazil: Coca Cola must reinstate the dismissed workers

Labor Justice dismissed the appeal of Sorocaba Refreshments on 13 May 2015 and the company now must reinstate the 200 workers dismissed earlier this year.

On 23 February 2015, 217 workers of Sorocaba Refrescos SA, which produces, markets and distributes Coca Cola Company products, received a notice from the company about their dismissal justified by the need to restructure the distribution services.

Coca-Cola Company closes on bottler territory deals in North America

The Coca-Cola Co has finalised agreements with two bottling partners over new distribution territories.

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.

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