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Video - Coca-Cola Norway Shop Steward: "We are strong when we stand united"

Tony Farman is shop steward of NNN, the Norwegian Food workers union, representing workers at the Coca Cola Oslo plant in Norway. He is one of many workers of Pakistani origin at the plant. In this interview by IUF Pakistan, he describes why joining the union is necessary for workers, and in particular for migrant workers. (Urdu with English Subtitles)

2000 protest planned Coca-Cola plant closures in Germany

Feb. 14, 2009, workers, the local community, and politicians protested jointly in order to save the Coca-Cola production plant in Kaiserslauntern, Germany. 

"We were expecting  about 1000 people, but nobody figured there would be 2000 people turning out in solidarity with the Coca-Cola workers in Kaiserslautern, said Holger Winkow, regional representative of IUF affiliate NGG representing the workers at the protest meeting. 

protest action

Coca-Cola must stay in Kaiserslautern!

coke workers in front of factory gatesJanuary 15, 2009, the works council of the Coca-Cola plant in Kaiserslautern, Germany, called a meeting of employees at short frist in order to inform the 250 workers about the content of an email it had received by mistake. 

Stop casual employment in Coke! Support the Alliance Charter of demands against job destruction!

More and more trade unions in the Coca-Cola system have started to
actively explore and take up the fight against casual employment in
production, sales and distribution of Coca-Cola products.

The charter of demands against job destruction

Outsourcing, casualisation and job destruction are among the most urgent issues that unions at Coca-Cola across the globe face.

The Coca-Cola Workers Global Alliance stands for a joint set of demands in order to stop the abuse of casual employment in the Coca-Cola system. 

You can download the Charter of demands in pdf format here: 

Work Stoppages at Coca-Cola in Nepal

Sep. 25, 2008. Work stoppages were called by 5 labour unions in a labour conflict over bonus demands at Bottlers Nepal, in mid-September. Work was disrupted work at Bottlers Nepal’s two factories in Balaju, Kathmandu and Bharatpur in Chitwan district, demanding a hefty bonus for the coming Nepali festival of Dashain. The protest led to a slowdown of production at the two factories.
Bottlers Nepal, a subsidiary of Coca-Cola Sabco, employs nearly 500 workers and dominates Nepal’s soft drink market.

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