Uruguay: Union reacts strongly to anti-trade union pressure, attempts to cut distribution work force

STCC, the union representing Coca-Cola workers in Uruguay, has strongly denounced attempts of a manager in presales to intimidate women workers who sought to join the union. Workers reacted with an immediate union meeting that took a whole workday and took the form of a strike and picket outside the gates.

With the involvement of the Ministry of Labour, a solution to the dispute has been found including a letter of Coca-Cola General and HR Manager clarifying the company does not have an anti-union policy.

In a second dispute, the union is challenging the attempt of management to cut the teams working on delivery trucks from one driver and two helpers down to only one driver and one helper. The union discusses also next steps concerning other outstanding issues.

You can read more about the situation at Coca-Cola Uruguay in an interview by Sirel with Gustavo Sotelo, STCC president (in Spanish).  

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