Germany: Coca-Cola Central Works Council shows solidarity with independent unions at Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia

Central Works Council at Coca-Cola European Partners Germany met at the end of September and discussed the situation of Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia workers who have been fighting against zero rights. Council members support the victimized union leaders Atra Narwanto and Lutfi Ariyanto and the fundamental human right of workers to form and join independent trade unions.

AB InBev completes $3.15bn Coca-Cola Beverages Africa transition

The world’s largest brewer, Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) on October 5, 2017 announced that it has completed the transition of its 54.5% equity stake in Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA) for $3.15-billion after customary adjustments.

Indonesia: Protest actions continue in support of victimized independent Coca-Cola Amatil union leaders

The IUF-affiliated Food and Beverage Workers Union in Indonesia held another protest action in front of the Coca-Cola plant in Lampung on September 29, 2017.

Pakistan: Coca-Cola Union signs new agreement and scores important wins

Following eight months of continuous negotiation with Coca-Cola Beverages Pakistan, the IUF-affiliated Coca-Cola Beverages Workers Union(CCWU) has signed a national collective bargaining agreement(CBA) for 2017 and 2018. The agreement covers a substantial increase in wages, annual increments for both years and an establishment of Coca-Cola retail outlets that can be run as small family businesses by workers who have lost their jobs during recent restructuring. Some 1200 workers from six bottling plants and two warehouses are benefiting from this CBA.  

US: Coca-Cola Bottling Company Acquires Distribution Territories and Manufacturing Facilities

Coca-Cola Bottling Company announced on October 2, 2017 that it entered into and completed transactions with The Coca-Cola Company to exchange distribution territory previously served by the Company in parts of southern Alabama, southwestern Georgia, southeastern Mississippi, northwestern Florida and in and around Somerset, Kentucky and a manufacturing facility in Mobile, Alabama previously owned by the Company for distribution territory previously served by Coca-Cola Refreshments USA(CCR), a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Coca-Cola Company, in parts of Arkansas and two manufacturing facilities previously owned by CCR in Memphis, Tennessee and West Memphis, Arkansas, and to acquire additional distribution territory previously served by CCR in and around Memphis, Tennessee, including in portions of northwestern Mississippi and eastern Arkansas.

Indonesia: Coca-Cola Amatil workers fight against zero rights

Protest actions were organized in front of Coca-Cola Amatil Bandung Plant in West Java, Indonesia on September 9 and 25, 2017 in defense of the fundamental human right to form a trade union and in support of Atra and Lutfi, the victimized leaders of two newly formed independent unions.

IUF World Congress highlights struggle for independent unions at Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia

The 27th IUF World Congress expressed unanimous support for Indonesian members at Coca-Cola Amatil, the Coca-Cola bottler headquartered in Australia, in their fight against repression of their fundamental rights.

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