Latin America

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Coca-Cola Splits North American Business

Coca Cola Company has announced plans to restructure its North American business in an attempt to accelerate its franchising efforts and streamline its main focus.

Dominican Republic: SINATRABEDSA demands reinstatement of dismissed workers at Coca-Cola

On 3 December, the IUF affiliated National Union of Workers in Dominican Bepensa SA (Coca-Cola SINATRABEDSA) expressed its reaction to the unfair dismissal of its two members working in the distribution center of Coca Cola in Barahona, southwest of the country.

Rafael Vega, newly elected general secretary of SINATRABEDSA, told that the unilateral cancellation of the contracts of Rudy Pérez and José Julián Trinidad , the first union delegates in Barahona , was due to their participation in union activities and claiming their labor rights.

Satisfactory agreement of Brazilian Coca-Cola workers with Coca Cola FEMSA

After difficult negotiations, the factory workers of Cosmopolis reached a new agreement for the period of 2013-2014.

In dialogue with the IUF Latin America office, Artur Well Junior, president of the Union of Workers in the Food Industry Limeira (STILAL) representing employees of the Coca-Cola FEMSA, reported that the negotiations began in April and reached to an agreement at the end of July.

Coca-Cola FEMSA workers to vote on new profit share proposals

After manufacturers Spal - Indústria Brasileira de Bebidas SA presented new figures to the unions, the National Confederation of Food and Allied Workers (CNTA Afins) has convened a meeting with the unions involved to decide on the proposal.
 

Bolivia: The labor movement boosts the prohibition of outsourcing by law

An interview with Ángel Asturizaga
Bolivia's labor movement is taking an active role in the reforms furthered by the government of President Evo Morales, contributing proposals with the aim of achieving real and significant changes in the working conditions of the country's labor force. One of the most urgent reforms is including an outsourcing prohibition in labor legislation.

Los huevos en varias canastas

En el sector de bebidas PepsiCO tomó la delantera y se diversificó hacia otras actividades relacionadas, presentando en la actualidad un portafolio más amplio que su archi competidora Coca Cola Company, que ahora parece despertar y entrar en acción.
 

“El gran desafío es capacitar a los jóvenes y que se involucren en la actividad sindical”

“Tito” Zelko es contador público; trabaja en Coca Cola desde 1985 donde se ha desempeñado en el sector finanzas. Hasta ese año, cuando la empresa de automóviles cerró en Uruguay, fue empleado de Ford Motor Company. Ingresó en Coca Cola cuando el país salía de la dictadura militar (1973-1985).

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