Coca-Cola Indonesia exploits COVID-19 lock-down to impose secret collective agreement, undercutting the rights and benefits of 6,000 workers

As Indonesia moved into lock-down in late March, Coca-Cola management secretly signed a new national collective agreement with the pro-management national union structure created decades ago during the Suharto military dictatorship to suppress workers' rights. This agreement effectively imposes new terms and conditions on more than 6,000 Coca-Cola workers without any of them being able to obtain a copy of the actual agreement and read it.

Federation of Coca-Cola Workers in Latin America: Solidarity, struggle and organization

IUF Latin American Federation of Coca-Cola Workers (Felatrac) celebrated its twelfth anniversary on May 7, 2020.

Felatrac was born as a need for Coca-Cola workers in Latin America to have a common instrument of struggle, to debate the challenges of the sector, as well as on the different ways of facing and solving them.

Uruguay: Coca-Cola union takes action against the Federation of Beverage Transporters

The IUF-affiliated Coca-Cola Workers Union (STCC) reported a stoppage of activities as a result of abuses by the representatives of Fetrabe (Federation of Beverage Transporters). While disrespecting the CBA, Fetrabe applies unilateral economic discounts, changes in operations, disciplinary sanctions against workers and a constant attempt to attack the union.

Guatemala: We are taking the greatest precautions

Interview with Erick Oliva, general secretary of Sitraabasa

The Union of Food and Beverage Workers Atlántida SA (Sitraabasa) has managed to establish and maintain a good dialogue with Coca-Cola FEMSA, in the framework of the pandemic unleashed worldwide by COVID-19.

Guatemala: We must prepare for a new and long period

Interview with Carlos Luch

"The Union of Workers of Embotelladora Central SA (STECSA) has a good dialogue with FEMSA management, the Coca-Cola franchise bottler in Guatemala, in the exceptional context caused by the COVID-19 pandemic", Carlos Luch, the secretary general of STECSA told the IUF Latin America Region in a recent interview.

Nicaragua: Agreement on salary increase at Coca-Cola FEMSA

Following negotiations that started in February, and despite the economic crisis and the COVID-19 pandemic, National Beverages Industry Union (SUT-INARSA) secured an increase in wages.

The increased wages take effect from April 1 and cover 744 workers.

Colombia: A new collective bargaining agreement in the midst of a crisis

In mid-April 2020, the National Union of Workers in the Food and Beverage Industry of Colombia (SICO) agreed with Coca-Cola on a new collective bargaining agreement, an achievement in times of social and economic crisis. The IUF Latin America region spoke with Julio Padilla, president of SICO to find out the details of the agreement.

How was the negotiation in Bogotá?

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