The IUF-affiliated German union NGG has been facing extensive restructuring with the closure of many Coca-Cola sites nationwide but even so more drinks are produced each year leading to an increase of productivity by employees of 13.5% from 2015 to 2016.
James Quincey becomes the new CEO of The Coca-Cola Company on May 1, 2017. In this interview he talks of the sharp sell off of significant chunks of its bottling operations that will drop the company's global direct workforce down to 40,000 or below. See the interview in full by clicking here.
Coca-Cola's Australian-based bottler Coca-Cika Amatil is systematically violating basic rights in an effort to stamp out independent and democratic trade unions at its Indonesian operations. And Coca-Cola corporate management in the US know the full history but has failed to remedy the abuses.
On Wednesday 22 February Coca-Cola Amatil announced the closure of its bottling factory in South Australia with the loss of around 180 jobs.
The closure of the bottling plant located in the inner-city Adelaide suburb of Thebarton is planned to close in 2019.
On Sunday February 5, IUF-affiliated Coca Cola unions SBCCB and SBCCD in Indonesia held a protest action where workers held a long march to the Coca Cola Cibitung plant.