18,000 strong petition stressing rights abuses in Indonesia presented to global workplace rights director of TCCC

IUF general secretary Sue Longley presenting a petition of over 18,000 names to Brent Wilton global workplace rights director at The Coca-Cola Company Atlanta headquarters during discussions with several IUF affiliates focused on Coca-Cola Amatil's abuse of the human rights of its Indonesian workforce.

IUF major Coca-Cola affiliates raise rights abuses in Indonesia with Coca-Cola Atlanta corporate management

IUF affiliates that represent Coca-Cola workers in Germany, Japan, Argentina, Brazil, Pakistan, USA and Canada together with the IUF Secretariat held a meeting with TCCC corporate management in the company`s headquarters in Atlanta to discuss rights violations and ongoing issues in Europe, Spain, Indonesia, Haiti, Ukraine and Puerto Rico in addition to their countries.

Indonesia: IUF food and beverage unions stand with Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia independent unions and their victimized leaders

IUF affiliates organized at Cibitung and Semarang Coca-Cola plants organized protest action at Coca-Cola Surabaya plant where 150 workers were pressured by Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia management to withdraw their signatures in support of a petition expressing their lack of confidence in the Suharto-era worker organization which CCA insists on imposing.

IUF Danone affiliates support Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia workers' fight

IUF affiliates representing Danone workers confirmed their solidarity with Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA) workers who are fighting to establish their own independent unions at CCA in Indonesia. The 28 unions from 19 countries attending the international Danone union meeting expressed outrage at the actions of Coca-Cola bottler Coca-Cola Amatil and pledged support for an open-ended IUF international union campaign until full access to fundamental human rights at CA's Indonesian operations exists.

European Coca-Cola Unions stand with Coca-Cola Amatil workers in Indonesia

IUF affiliates attending IUF European region EFFAT's meeting of union representatives at Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) met in Madrid recently and organized a visit to CCEP Fuenlabrada plant as part of ongoing protests against CCEP's attack on decent jobs in Spain. Affiliates at the meeting were informed about Coca-Cola Amatil's (CCA) attack on independent unions and their elected leaders in Indonesia and joined IUF affiliates around the world in expressing support for IUF members in Indonesia and condemning CCA for its direct attacks on fundamental human rights.

Coca-Cola issues jobs warning over Brexit

Coca-Cola has told the government it will be forced to “review” its Irish operations if border tariffs are introduced following Brexit. The drinks company, which employs 1,750 people at six sites on the island of Ireland, warned Paschal Donohoe, the Irish finance minister, that Brexit could threaten its investment.

Germany: Coca-Cola Central Works Council shows solidarity with independent unions at Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia

Central Works Council at Coca-Cola European Partners Germany met at the end of September and discussed the situation of Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia workers who have been fighting against zero rights. Council members support the victimized union leaders Atra Narwanto and Lutfi Ariyanto and the fundamental human right of workers to form and join independent trade unions.

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