Trade union representatives from four Coca-Cola producing countries in Europe, joined by IUF secretariat representatives met in Madrid on 17 January to show support and solidarity with the struggle of the workers at the Coca-Cola Fuenlabrada factory.
Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Ltd (HCCBL), the bottling arm of Coca-Cola's Bottling Investment Group (BIG), has announced the start of construction for its 25th plant in the country.
The Center for Science in the Public Interest has filed a lawsuit on 4 January in the federal court in California.
The Coca Cola Company recently agreed a deal to buy Anheuser-Busch InBev's 54.5% majority stake in their African bottling venture for $3.15 billion and hold onto it until it finds a new owner.
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.
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 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.