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Precarious Work, Workplace rights issues discussed by IUF Team and Coca-Cola Global Management

October 7, a team of Coca-Cola union representatives led by IUF General Secretary Ron Oswald met Coca-Cola Director Global Workplace Rights Ed Potter and his team in Atlanta to discuss global labour relations at Coca-Cola, specific cases from countries were abuses were reported, and, in particular, the issue of precarious employment.

Work Stoppages at Coca-Cola in Nepal

Sep. 25, 2008. Work stoppages were called by 5 labour unions in a labour conflict over bonus demands at Bottlers Nepal, in mid-September. Work was disrupted work at Bottlers Nepal’s two factories in Balaju, Kathmandu and Bharatpur in Chitwan district, demanding a hefty bonus for the coming Nepali festival of Dashain. The protest led to a slowdown of production at the two factories.
Bottlers Nepal, a subsidiary of Coca-Cola Sabco, employs nearly 500 workers and dominates Nepal’s soft drink market.

China: while businesses fight over Coca-Cola expansion, workers raise their voice over outsourcing

Sept. 16, 2008. While the Olympic Games were a huge success for one of its main sponsors, Coca-Cola, the company is facing difficulties at some other China issues.

Philippines: ACCUP pledges to organise precarious workers

The Alliance of Coca-Cola Unions in the Philippines has once more expressed the determination of its affiliates to organise precarious workers and fight for their right to a regular and decent work place.

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