Hong Kong union solidarity with striking Coca-Cola workers on the mainland

The IUF-affiliated Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions (HKCTU) held a demonstration on December 2 outside Coca-Cola’s Hong Kong head office in solidarity with striking workers on the mainland.

Coca-Cola to End Bottling Deal With Zimbabwe’s Biggest Company

Coca-Cola Co. plans to end a bottling deal with brewer Delta Corp. as Anheuser-Busch InBev becomes the biggest shareholder in Zimbabwe’s largest company.

The maker of Chibuku sorghum beer was about 23 percent-owned by SABMiller, taken over by AB InBev in a $103 billion deal to create the world’s largest brewer last month.

Coca-Cola to buy AB InBev stake in African subsidiary

Coca-Cola intends to buy the stake global beer giant Anheuser-Busch InBev holds in Coca-Cola Beverages Africa, the two companies announced October 11, 2016. The proposed deal follows AB InBev's mega-takeover of SABMiller to create the world's biggest beer company.

IUF affiliate in Bolivia signs new agreement with Coca-Cola bottler limiting outsourcing

After five months of intense negotiations, the IUF-affiliated Union of Embol Santa Cruz signed a new collective bargaining agreement with the Bolivian Bottling Unidas fulfilling the expectations of workers.

"It was a difficult negotiation. From the beginning the company maintained its strict position especially in the discussion of economic clauses. But in the end 90 percent of our proposals were approved", said Irguen Loayza, the vice president of the Union Embol Santa Cruz.

Coca-Cola opens bottling plant in Qatar and plans to build new plant in Saudi Arabia

Coca-Cola has inaugurated a new bottling plant in Qatar, a project representing an investment of USD 36 million. The facility, which local press is calling the Al Mana Plant, will produce sparkling and still beverages, as well as its own PET plastic bottles. According to the Coca-Cola Company, it is the 26th Coca-Cola bottling plant to operate in the Middle East since 1942, and its first in Qatar.

Guatemala: Workers occupy the distribution center following illegal dismissals by Coca-Cola FEMSA

The Central Bottling Company S.A. (EMBOCEN), the subsidiary of Coca Cola FEMSA in Guatemala, unilaterally decided to close the Jalapa distribution center, outsource the distribution of Coca-Cola products under a presales model and dismiss all workers on October 3, 2016.

Brazil: Union of Food Industry Workers put pressure on FEMSA to respect the state convention

The Coca-Cola bottler FEMSA in Marilia, State of São Paulo, has been trying to change the working conditions imposed by the collective agreement and state benefits and wages and reduce the benefits of the collective agreement using all kinds of tricks. FEMSA told the Union of Workers of the Food Industry Marilia (STIAM), the legitimate representative of the plant operators, informally that it would abide by the state convention, but contradictorily refused to enter into dialogue with the union.
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