Africa

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Swaziland: Coca-Cola Abandons Swazi Farmers

Coca-Cola has denied that it intends to take any lead in protecting the rights of farmers and workers in Swaziland from land-grabbing.

This follows global reports that the international drinks company had promised to stop all business dealings with subsidiaries that were involved in land grabs, where land is taken from poor people in developing countries without their consent.

Coca-Cola, under its Swazi subsidiary Conco, produces drinks concentrate using sugar. It makes up as much as 40 percent of the Swaziland's gross domestic product (GDP), but it is said to be exempt from paying full taxes.

Solidaridad con los trabajadores despedidos por Coca-Cola Marruecos

Solidaridad con los trabajadores despedidos por Coca-Cola Marruecos

Ben Malouk Hassan, un técnico que trabajó durante 17 años en la planta embotelladora de Coca-Cola, ubicada en Marrakesh, fue despedido de forma injustificada el 2 de agosto de 2012, por participar en actividades del sindicato.

Three Coca-Cola plants set to merge in Kenya

TCCC revealed that three of Coca Cola's bottling franchises in Kenya plan to merge in a bid to improve on their production capacity and enable them launch new packages convenient for market. Under the proposed plan which shareholders of the three firms are said to have approved; Kisii, Mount Kenya and Rift Valley Bottlers are set to merge to form a new company that will be called Almasi Beverages Limited.

Coca-Cola and PepsiCo Unions in Africa to enhance collaboration against precarious work

Coca-Cola and PepsiCo union representatives from Kenya, South Africa, Ghana, Malawi, Mozambique, Benin, Niger, Nigeria, Zambia, Togo, Tanzania, Tunisia, and Morocco met December 8-9 in Accra, Ghana after the Regional Conference to discuss their present situation of organising in both TNCs and exchange experiences, successes and future plans of trade union work in these giant beverage companies operating in Africa.

FAWU en huelga contra Coca-Cola Fortuna

Coca Cola Fortuna (CCF) está prometiendo lugares de trabajo permanentes, tercerizando a un departamento entero. Los afiliados son llamados a apoyar al FAWU (según sus iniciales en inglés, el Sindicato de Trabajadores de la Alimentación y Afines) para detener la tercerización y seguir el progreso de la creación de puestos de trabajo permanentes en Embotelladora sudafricana.

Tunisia: strike success in Coca-Cola Mégrine

Workers at the Coca-Cola factory in Mégrine, Tunisia, went on strike for two half days July 26 and 27 and won important improvements in the area of health and safety, as well as in remuneration. 

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