Latin America

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Latin America: Will Arca and Continental Merger trigger plant closures?

According to news agencies, Embotelladoras Arca and Grupo Continental announced May 20 that their merger, announced in January, was approved at the Shareholders’ Meetings of both companies.

Nicaragua: collective bargaining success cuts number of precarious workers to half, increases salaries

On May 3, the Trade Union of Workers of the National Soft Drink Industry (SUT-INARSA), member of the executive commitee of the Latin American Coca-Cola Workers Federation FELATRAC, managed to successfully finalise the wage revision negotiations with Coca-Cola FEMSA, reaching an average wage increase of 7.42 percent. Lower paid categories of salaries were increased by up to 14%.

Now - the milk wars? In Panama, Coca-Cola enters the dairy market

Just a few month after PepsiCo made headlines with the purchase of Russian dairy giant Wimm-Bill-Dann (WBD), Coca-Cola bottler FEMSA followed suit, purchasing
Grupo Industrias Lacteas, a leading dairy and juice company in Panama.

Arca and Grupo Continental are merging - Ever less players in the global beverage market.

In the last 20 years, the beverage sector is one of the most dynamic
in food processing, constantly shaken up by mergers, strategic alliances
and mega-acquisitions. A sector in which a few major transnationals
have an ever bigger share of the world market. 

Uruguay: STCC begins mass mobilisation at Coca-Cola

Workers at Coca-Cola in Uruguay have started to mobilise against neglect of their union, STCC, by the company, and the bad faith the company has shown during collective bargaining. In a mass assembly during a strike October 15, attended by some 400 workers, it was decided to enter into preconflict mode and hold a series of mass rallies.

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.

Nicaragua: Union warns restructuring without proper consultation will create unrest

Sudden restructuring of sales routes has been announced by Nacional Refrescos SA, Coca-Cola bottlers in Nicaragua, owned by FEMSA.

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