Coca-Cola's European Bottler Merger Gets EU Antitrust Nod

The pending merger of three European bottlers of The Coca-Cola Company has reportedly received unconditional EU antitrust approval after the regulators found no competition issues.

Spanish Coca-Cola workers celebrate return to work after preventing closure of Fuenlabrada factory

More than 200 Spanish Coca-Cola employees are celebrating their return to work after they blocked the closure of a factory near Madrid. Legal victories for workers are rare in Spain, where one in five people are out of work.

US: Teamsters organizes Coca-Cola Allentown concentrate plant workers

By a majority vote, production workers at the Coca Cola manufacturing facility in Allentown, PA have voted to join Teamsters Local 773 in Allentown. There are 90 employees in the union bargaining unit, all of which work in the syrup production facility, the key ingredient in Coca-Cola beverages.

Coca-Cola May Sell 9 Bottling Plants in the US

The Coca-Cola Company announced the formation of a new National Product Supply System (“NPSS”) in the United State on September 24, 2014.

The mission of the NPSS will be to facilitate the operation of the U.S. product supply system for Coca-Cola bottlers.

Dominican Republic: Coca-Cola's proposed cuts stall the negotiations

The IUF-affiliated National Union of Dominican Bepensa Beverage Company informed its members of the failure of collective bargaining negotiations with the Coca-Cola Company.  Following is the statement of the union:

Brazil: Workers reach agreement at Coca-Cola FEMSA following strike notification

Wilson Vidoto, President of the IUF-affiliated Marilia Region Food Industry Workers Union (STIAM), representing FEMSA workers in Marilia, Brazil reported on the reasons that led to the decision of workers to strike.

Brazil: Coca-Cola Sorocaba workers sign a new agreement

The Coca-Cola bottler, Sorocaba Refreshments, is one of the 13 business groups that produces, bottles and sells Coca-Cola products in Brazil. The factory, located in the town of Sorocaba, São Paulo, employs about 400 workers and recently starred one of the biggest trade union abuses recorded in Brazil last year.

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