Asia/Pacific

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Coca-Cola's Long Term Goal in Myanmar

Coca-Cola's recent move to open a plant inside Myanmar, the first cola company to do so, represents Asia Pacific's growing significance for carbonates,according to Euromonitor International.

Mexico's Coca-Cola FEMSA closes on Philippines deal

Coca-Cola FEMSA, S.A.B. de C.V., the largest franchise bottler of Coca-Cola products in the world, has finalized the acquisition of 51% of Coca-Cola Bottlers Philippines, Inc. (CCBPI) from The Coca-Cola Company, for an amount of US$688.5 million in an all-cash transaction.

The closing of this transaction will be effective on January 25, 2013.

Philippines: P3 claims another victim

When a Quality Assurance Specialist at Coca-Cola Philippines was told she had failed under the P3 performance evaluation system she fought to defend herself against a biased and unfair system. Instead of addressing her concerns about her manager's clear bias against her she was given a dismissal notice, becoming yet another victim of the ruthless P3 appraisal scheme that unions have been fighting against for more than two years. 

NEWS/Philippines: Bacolod Beverage Plant Workers, Employees Protest Management’s so-Called Downsizing Policy

Employees and workers of the Bacolod Coca-Cola bottling in coordination with employees of the various bottling plants of the beverage company and with the support of different workers’ organizations in the world and again, in the country, are launching protest actions which its union President Emmanuel Bandola of the said New Independent Workers’ Organization Coca-Cola Bacolod Plant (NIWO) claimed is counter-productive as a whole to workers’ interest and well-being.

Will FEMSA carry the cost of sugar smuggling in the Philippines?

The alliance of sugar farmers and sugar workers in the Philippines declared support for the nation-wide campaign calling on Coca-Cola to respect workers' rights.

The Philippines: Sugar farmers, workers declare support for Coca-Cola workers

In a statement issued by Sugar Watch, a national alliance of sugar farmers and sugar workers, the labour policies of Coca-Cola Philippines were denounced as "unfair, unjust and inhuman."

NEWS/PHILIPPINES: Workers reiterate calls vs. Coke ratings scheme

On 26 October the ACCUP Visayas Region and the Coca-Cola Bacolod union held a press conference on the campaign against P3. Read the Daily Star news report online here.

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