European Manifesto for a socially sustainable Coca-Cola system

Across all European bottlers today, Coca-Cola is implementing continued attacks on jobs, work-life balance and workers' rights by making incessant requests for enhanced labor flexibility. This attitude clearly reveals that in spite of the significant financial profits obtained by the Coca-Cola system, job cuts and a general deterioration of employment and working conditions are considered by the company as the sole form of cost reduction. This corporate industrial strategy is already affecting many workers in Europe and it represents the secret non declared formula to obtain the ambitious goals of the announced vision 2020.

Uruguay: Coca-Cola Workers Stage 24-Hour Stoppage against anti-union discrimination and payroll cuts

On Thursday, April 3, the Coca-Cola Workers Union (STCC) is set to stop all activities in the company. Latin America region of the IUF spoke with Gustavo Sotelo, STCC organization secretary, to learn how the conflict originated and what measures the union is planning to take.

-How did the conflict leading up to this work stoppage begin?

Indonesia: Facing illegal water usage charges Coca-Cola fires worker for providing water to protesting Coca-Cola unionists!

The Indonesian police is probing into a case of alleged illegal water usage by Coca-Cola Bottling Indonesia, the soft drink manufacturer and distributor, in Sumedang, in West Java.

Brazil: Coca Cola workers mobilize

On 25 March, workers blocked the entrance to the Coca Cola Refrescos Bandeirantes plant in Trindade, Goiás, to demand wage parity in this factory.

Rolling actions in Indonesia target the Coca-Cola Amatil CEO

A mass action to protest the job destruction in Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia was organised at Coca-Cola plant in Cibitung to coincide with the visit of the Coca-Cola Amatil CEO Alison Watkins on March 25, 2014.

Save Jobs, Save the Future: NO to job destruction in Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia!

Workers at Coca-Cola Indonesia's operations in West Java organized a protest action at Coca-Cola Indonesia head office in Jakarta against jobs destruction on February 24 after management refused to engage in negotiations concerning the employment status and rights of over 1,800 contract workers. Instead management responded by unilaterally redefining "core" and "non-core" positions to exclude the vast majority of permanent workers from core positions. In the bottling operations just 7% of workers in production are defined as "core" under the new policy.

IUF affiliates in Spain Headed for Legal Clash against Coca-Cola's restructuring plan

IUF affiliated unions CC.OO and FITAG-UGT in Spain are heading to court over the restructuring plan of Coca-Cola Iberian Partners to shut down 4 of 11 plants and cut or relocate about 30% of its workforce.
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