Latin America

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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.

Argentina: As management refuses negotiations on reinstatement at Polar, a national strike looms in the beverage industry

For more than a week after the surprise announcement  of 145 layoffs at Coca-Cola bottler Polar SA  in its plant of Neuquen, in southern Argentina, the entire enterprise system is paralyzed.

"A very positive and trust-building meeting"

August 22, the 3rd Meeting of the Latin American Federation of Coca Cola Workers (FELATRAC) was held in Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

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