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Karachi union incorporates "Charter of demands" into negotations

The Staff and Workers Union at Coca Cola Beverages Pakistan Limited (CCBPL), Karachi submitted a charter of demands to management on  January, 2, 2009.

Among other demands, it includes the following four points which reflect and specify positions of the Global charter of demands against casualisation, as appropriate for the situation at the Karachi plant:

Norwegian shop steward visits Coca-Cola Karachi

karachi1 January 22, 2009, Tony Farman, union shop steward at the  Coca Cola plant in Oslo Norway,and a member of IUF affiliate NNN, visited the Coca-Cola Factory at Karachi.

Coca-Cola China violates agency workers' rights, students report says

According to a research report released by Chinese students, Coca-Cola China grossly violates the rights of agency workers in its operations.

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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