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Save Jobs, Save the Future: NO to job destruction in Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia!

Workers at Coca-Cola Indonesia's operations in West Java organized a protest action at Coca-Cola Indonesia head office in Jakarta against jobs destruction on February 24 after management refused to engage in negotiations concerning the employment status and rights of over 1,800 contract workers. Instead management responded by unilaterally redefining "core" and "non-core" positions to exclude the vast majority of permanent workers from core positions. In the bottling operations just 7% of workers in production are defined as "core" under the new policy.

IUF affiliates in Spain Headed for Legal Clash against Coca-Cola's restructuring plan

IUF affiliated unions CC.OO and FITAG-UGT in Spain are heading to court over the restructuring plan of Coca-Cola Iberian Partners to shut down 4 of 11 plants and cut or relocate about 30% of its workforce.

Coming Soon: Do-It-Yourself Coca-Cola

World’s largest beverage maker is popping into a new market with plans to let consumers make the company’s drinks at home

On Wednesday, Feb 5 Coca-Cola announced its plan to purchase 10 percent of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters for $1.25 billion. Green Mountain is famous for its single-serving coffee makers and coffee products, but the company has also been working on a machine for cold drinks. The sale is part of an agreement that will bring the soda maker’s famous brands to the quickly-growing at-home market.

US: Coca-Cola Closing Maryland Heights Plant

The Coca-Cola production facility in Maryland Heights will close March 28, impacting more than 100 employees. About 102 employees, most of whom are production workers or maintenance mechanics, will be affected when the facility, at 78 Progress Parkway, closes.

GERMANY: Coca-Cola Co admits Lidl dispute

The Coca-Cola Co's German unit has said discount supermarket Lidl is no longer ordering its products in the Western European country after a reported tussle over price.

German media reported in mid January that Lidl, which has 3,330 branches in the country, had started removing Coca-Cola brands from its shelves. Die Welt said the move followed Coca-Cola's refusal to lower its wholesale price after Lidl cut EUR0.10 from a 1.25-litre bottle of brand Coca-Cola.

INDIA: Authorities move to evict Coca-Cola from 'Land-Grab' Site

The action to evict Coca-Cola comes as the result of an order passed by the local revenue officer, in December 2013 after an official investigation carried out at the insistence of local villagers. The company was also fined Rs.124,590, about US$2,000. The order issued also allows for a police force to accompany the local authorities to evict Coca-Cola. According to recent reports, the eviction is now imminent.

Spain: Coca-Cola workers facing plant closures and jobs massacre go on strike

Coca-Cola Iberian Partners, a company created from the integration of seven Coca-Cola bottling companies in Spain announced to shut down four of its 11 plants. The bottling plants in the Balearic Islands, Southeastern Alicante, and Northwestern Asturias region and near Madrid will be closed affecting more than 1,200 workers. In the initial reorganization plan presented by the company, almost 750 workers would be dismissed in different ways - some through pre-retirement schemes and more than 500 through a compulsory lay off. 500 employees are likely to be transferred to other plants.
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