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IUF international delegation brings the Coca-Cola Zero Rights campaign to Coke workers in Europe


An international IUF campaign delegation made up of union leaders representing Coca-Cola workers in Indonesia and the Philippines visited IUF affiliates organizing Coca-Cola workers in Germany, Belgium and Sweden from November 28 to December 3. The delegation included Lutfi Arifiyanto, the victimized leader of independent union SBMCC at Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia, Dwi Haryoto, the National President of Food and Beverage Workers Federation (FSBMM) in Indonesia, and Alfredo De Roja Marañon and Jowen Pasamonte Magcaling, elected leaders of Federation of Coca-Cola Unions (FCCU) in the Philippines. They provided IUF affiliates with first-hand updates of the IUF's ongoing 'Coca-Cola Zero Rights' campaign.

Coca-Cola Christmas truck meets IUF's Zero Rights campaign


The iconic Coca-Cola Christmas truck touring Switzerland the first weekend in December met up with the reality of Coca-Cola's abusive practices in countries around the world.

Thanks to IUF leaflets at the Montreux Christmas market large numbers of visitors were able to read leaflets contrasting Coca-Cola's lavishly promoted "Christmas spirit" and the harsh reality for Coca-Cola workers in many countries around the world including Indonesia, Haiti, the Philippines, Ireland, the USA and Spain.

Coca-Cola Indonesia: workers resisting anti-union dismissals refuse to leave their factory


The five leaders and members of the independent union at the Coca-Cola Bandung factory continue to refuse to leave the factory they have remained inside since November 12. The 5 reported as usual for work that day and refused to sign letters endorsing their termination as a consequence of what had earlier been described as a 'voluntary' retrenchment program (CLICK HERE for background.

Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia takes disciplinary action against union president for informing members of their legal rights

Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia is taking disciplinary action against the president of the independent, democratic union at Coca-Cola Bandung, Sovi Fradina Mardani Masrip, for informing his members of their legal rights.When management launched a retrenchment program, workers asked questions in a WhatsApp Messenger group about the proposed separation pay. Sovi Fradina responded by sharing information on separation pay according to the law and how these legal entitlements are calculated. Management  immediately issued a third and final warning letter against Sovi Fradina on October 19 accusing him of "deliberately disseminating information to employees" that disrupted the retrenchment program and caused harm to the company. By issuing a third warning letter (and bypassing a first and second warning letter), management declared this a serious offence that will lead to suspension and possibly termination at any time in the next six months, up until April 19, 2019.

Classic Coke

The Coca-Cola Company (TCCC), through its Australian subsidiary Coca-Cola Australia, has announced the joint acquisition, together with its Australian-based bottler Coca-Cola (CCA) of a 45% ownership stake in Australia's Made Group, which produces non-soda 'healthy' beverages.

Coca-Cola Workers Union in Pakistan in solidarity with Zero Rights campaign


The IUF-affiliated Coca-Cola Workers Union in Pakistan call on The Coca-Cola Company and its bottlers Coca-Cola Amatil in Indonesia, BIG in the Philippines, la Brasserie de la Couronne in Haiti, the Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Northern New England in the US, TCCC itself in Ireland and Coca-Cola European Partners in Spain to remedy the ongoing rights violations in these countries and ensure guarantees that Coca-Cola system workers can exercise their right to form or join a union without fear of reprisal and negotiate collective bargaining agreements.

Coca-Cola shop stewards and union leaders in Tunisia stand with IUF's Zero Rights campaign


Coca-Cola shop stewards and union leaders of the IUF-affiliated FGAT- UGTT in Tunisia joined an IUF seminar on gender based violence and sexual harasment and saluted the unions in 6 countries who are fighting for their rights in the Coca-Cola system.

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