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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.

Philippines: Iligan sales union signs a CBA without P3-performance based program

Ilagan Coca-Cola Plant Sales Offices Sales Force Union (ICCPSOSFU) has been fighting against the Coca-Cola company policy that insists a performance based program as basis of the salary scheme for almost 3 years. P3 (Presence, Performance, Participation) system not only removes wage bargaining rights of unions and workers but also threatens job security and increases discrimination. The IUF raised issues around P3 with Coca-Cola Atlanta management and ensured that P3 is negotiable and not mandatory.

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.

UK: Unions stage a demo over Coca-Cola job cuts in Wakefield

IUF affiliated Unite the Union, UK's largest union, called on the Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) to rethink its 'rigid' stance on seeking 47 job losses at its new automated warehouse in Kenmore Road.

The job losses are made up of 38 volunteers and 9 compulsory - but Unite says that 10 more workers have come forward for voluntary redundancy with similar skills, so there is no need for all the compulsory redundancies.

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.

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