Coca-Cola fails to address its actions in Philippines that expose workers to violence

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, which works to advance human rights in business and eradicate abuse, published the IUF's rejoinder to Coca-Cola's response regarding the company's attack on unions in the Philippines that invites potential violence against workers.

EWC Coca-Cola European Partners agreement signed after tough and long negotiations

After 3 years negotiations, the IUF European regional organization EFFAT and the Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) signed a long awaited agreement establishing a European Works Council.

Operating in 12 European countries and employing 23000 workers the company is the biggest Coca-Cola bottler globally in terms of revenue.

Belgium: Strike of Coca-Cola workers ended with an agreement

Following 3 days of action that took place from December 18 to 20, 2019 to protest the latest Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) restructuring plan in Belgium, IUF affiliates have reached an agreement ending the strike. Please see below the details of this agreement:

Belgium: IUF affiliates block Coca-Cola factory gates to protest restructuring plans

IUF affiliates representing Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) workers in Belgium have started 3 days of action today (December 18, 2019) to protest the latest CCEP restructuring plan. Union members are blocking trucks going in and out of factories in Antwerp, Ghent, Chaudfontaine, Hasselt and Heppignies.

Coca-Cola's attack on unions in the Philippines invites violence against workers

Management at The Coca-Cola Company's operations in the Philippines is using "red-tagging"- the public smearing of unions as subversive organizations to invite and legitimate violence and repression - in order to undermine union organization and spread fear among workers. The threat of violence is real: at least 43 trade unionists have been murdered since Rodrigo Duterte took office in 2016. The violence is not 'collateral damage' spilling over from the government's 'war on drugs'; it is highly selective and precisely targeted. The international trade union mobilization on December 10 exposed the scope of the practice and brought to light new cases.

Coca-Cola's Christmas Truck met with protests


The iconic Coca-Cola Christmas truck had something of a rough ride this festive season. In the UK its showpiece final stop at London's O2 Arena had to be cancelled as a result of planned protests. And at Switzerland's most prestigious Monteux Christmas Market shoppers were provided with details of Coca-Cola's denial of workers' rights in Haiti, Indonesia, Ireland, Haiti and the USA.

RadioLabour interview: The IUF's Coca-Cola campaign

RadioLabour has broadcasted an interview with the IUF detailing Coca-Cola rights abuses in Indonesia, Haiti, the United States and Ireland. You can listen to the interview here.

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