Coca-Cola's Australian-based bottler Coca-Cika Amatil is systematically violating basic rights in an effort to stamp out independent and democratic trade unions at its Indonesian operations. And Coca-Cola corporate management in the US know the full history but has failed to remedy the abuses.
On Wednesday 22 February Coca-Cola Amatil announced the closure of its bottling factory in South Australia with the loss of around 180 jobs.
The closure of the bottling plant located in the inner-city Adelaide suburb of Thebarton is planned to close in 2019.
On Sunday February 5, IUF-affiliated Coca Cola unions SBCCB and SBCCD in Indonesia held a protest action where workers held a long march to the Coca Cola Cibitung plant.
Coca-Cola Bottling Co Consolidated (CCBCC), an independent Coca-Cola bottler in the United States, has recently agreed to take on more distribution territory.
Since May 2014, CCBCC has taken on territory in 11 states and also purchased manufacturing facilities in Maryland, Ohio and Virginia.