The commitment of Brazilian Coca-Cola workers for unity

IUF affiliated National Confederation of Food Industry and Allied Workers Unions (CNTA Afins) convened unions and federations of Coca Cola workers in Brazil to discuss working conditions and wages in the sector on March 15, 2015 in São Paulo. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the pay and conditions of Coca-Cola workers at a national level.

CNTA Afins urged its member unions not to close agreements which do not involve an increase in real wages.

The Confederation currently represents about 1.6 million workers in the food industry. Of these, 140,000 are linked to the beverage industry.
The transnational group in the country is composed of Coca Cola Brasil and 13 conglomerates that produce and distribute the final product in 46 industrial units. All these companies employ about 60,000 direct and 600,000 indirect jobs.

Artur Bueno Camargo, president of CNTA informed the IUF Latin America region that the findings and problems that were identified in the meeting will be communicated with the Latin American Federation of Coca Cola Workers, FELATRAC in order to act together and articulate the actions necessary in finding solutions.

The original Spanish story is here.


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