violations of workers rights

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Mass protest at Coca-Cola Philippines head office sends message: Respect workers' rights!

Coca-Cola workers' unions were supported by social movement organizations and youth groups today in a mass rally in front of the headquarters of Coca-Cola Philippines. 

Business Mirror (Philippines): Coca-Cola workers ‘unhappy’ with new company policies

Monday, 22 October 2012 20:18   
by Jonathan L. Mayuga / Reporter 
THE Alliance of Coca-Cola Unions in the Philippines (Accup) is “unhappy” with the way the softdrink giant is spending millions for television commercials and advertisements to project the company’s good image in celebration of its 100 years of its manufacturing existence.

Philippines: APL launches campaign to "Put the Fizz Back in Jobs at Coke"

Alliance of Progressive Labor (APL) - Put the Fizz Back in Jobs at Coke

 

“Every time you open a bottle of Coca-Cola, please remind the company to respect workers’ rights,” this is the plea made by Coca-Cola union leaders this morning during a press conference. They are asking the patrons of the soft drink giant to support their struggle against employment policies that destroys regular jobs.

Philippines youth mobilize on International Youth Day: Coke kills regular jobs!

Coca-Cola was the target of mass protest actions by young Filipinos on International Youth Day (August 12). The Alliance of Progress Labor (APL) deployed hundreds of youth activists across the country to organize public meetings and protest actions denouncing the destruction of regular jobs by Coca-Cola.

Philippines: attempts to remove banners, deny right to freedom of expression fails

Protest actions against the loss wage bargaining rights and job security continue across the Philippines. In the southern city of Davao Coca-Cola responded to the protests by attacking the right to freedom of expression. Coca-Cola management called on the Department of Public Works and Highways to remove the union’s protest banners from all public areas. As in Atlanta local management is hoping the protests will just disappear (along with workers’ rights). But just days after the banners were removed they were once again on display on the highways and other public places. This followed a meeting between the union, SAMACOKE and the Mayor of Davao City who supported the union’s right to freedom of expression. 

Solidarity for the sacked Coca-Cola Morocco workers

Ben Malouk Hassan, a technician who had worked for 17 years in the Coca-Cola Marrakesh bottling plant is unfairly dismissed on 2 August 2012 because of his union activities. Another worker Jalouli Mohamed, a fork-lift truck driver with 17 years of good service at Coca-Cola Casablanca bottling plant was involved in an unintentional accident when he was following the instructions of his supervisors. The local management claimed that communicating the facts of the accident to international organizations was grounds for dismissal.
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