Coca-Cola suspends operations at Dasna bottling plant in India

Confirming receipt of notice from Uttar Pradesh State Pollution Control Board (UPPCB), the company said it has submitted a detailed response to issues raised over the plant.

Sugar Tax Threatens Jobs, South Africa Coca-Cola Bottler Says

Plants could be closed if proposed charge is implemented
Government aims to reduce sugar consumption, tackle obesity

Coca-Cola Beverages Africa, the bottling joint venture between the U.S. soft-drink maker and brewer SABMiller Plc, may close South African plants and see profit in the country more than halve if the government pushes ahead with a proposed sugar tax.

Strike decision at Coca-Cola Turkey ends with collective bargaining success

IUF affiliate Tekgida-Is signed a collective bargaining agreement (CBA) with Coca-Cola Içecek, the Turkish bottler of Coca-Cola products, to apply at its 6 plants in Turkey. The agreement which covers approximately 1300 workers includes a mechanism for 200 forklift drivers to be included in the coverage of this agreement. Prior to this agreement, forklift drivers were not members of the union and were not enjoying the rights and benefits of a CBA.

Bolivia: Working towards building a national Coca Cola workers union

Roberto Vicente Baigorra Chávez, Secretary General of the Bolivian Embol Bottling Factory Workers Union in Santa Cruz, participated in the extraordinary meeting of FELATRAC (Latin American Federation of Coca Cola workers) organized in Buenos Aires. The constitution of an umbrella organization of unions organized in the Bolivian subsidiary of the transnational was the focus of this short interview.

Nicaragua: IUF affiliate signed a new contract with FEMSA reducing outsourcing

After two weeks of intense negotiations, the Union of Workers of the National Soft Drink Industry S.A. (SUT-INARSA) and Coca Cola FEMSA signed the new collective bargaining agreement which contains 74 clauses and will be valid for two years.

The Convention was signed on May 13 and established an average of 15 percent increase in economic terms, in some cases reaching 18 percent, for example for social benefits (food packages, productivity bonus, perfect attendance, uniforms, transportation, etc.).

Coca-Cola European Partners Now World's Largest Independent Coca-Cola Bottler

Coca-Cola European Partners announced on May 28, 2016 that the combination of Coca-Cola Enterprises, Coca-Cola Iberian Partners, and Coca-Cola Erfrischungsgetränke is now complete.

Coca-Cola Makes Management Changes; Asia, Africa Chiefs Eased Out

Coca-Cola Co. shook up its management on May 24, 2016 replacing the heads of its Asia and Africa businesses, in the first major move by President and Chief Operating Officer James Quincey to put his stamp on the beverage giant.

Mr. Quincey, who now looks more likely than ever to succeed Coke Chief Executive Muhtar Kent, also is realigning the international structure.

The company is creating a consolidated Europe, Middle East and Africa group in the latest attempt to boost profit and revenue amid sluggish soda sales.

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