Coca-Cola unions in Europe call on TCCC to halt the growing accumulation of system-wide abuses


IUF affiliates that represent Coca-Cola workers in Europe came together on June 19 at NGG's headquarter in Hamburg for the IUF's European region EFFAT's Coca-Cola Coordination Group meeting. IUF affiliates that represent Coca-Cola workers in Belgium, Croatia, France, Germany, United Kingdom, Spain, Sweden and the Netherlands urged the Coca-Cola Company to engage with the IUF to halt the growing accumulation of system-wide abuses which mark the Company as a serial offender too often failing to respect the human rights of workers and unwilling to act to remedy abuses.

Ireland: Under serious intimidation anonymous SIPTU members show solidarity to the "Zero Rights" campaign by hiding themselves


The Coca-Cola Company (TCCC) had earlier closed its directly owned, strongly unionized concentrate plant (where the "secret formula" syrup is manufactured) in Drogheda and recently it announced the closure of the last remaining unionized plant in Athy. Despite union membership growing beyond 50% of the union's potential members in the remaining concentrate plant in Ballina plant the Company simply refuses to recognize the union.

Coca-Cola faces protests at Deutsche Bank Global Consumer Conference in Paris


When The Coca-Cola Company (TCCC) spoke at the Deutsche Bank Global Consumer Conference in Paris on June 13, 2018, the IUF and French affiliates FGTA-FO and FGA-CFDT with some of their Coca-Cola membership were demonstrating in front of the conference venue. Protesters were there to denounce the human rights abuses that the Company is allowing to accumulate in the Coca-Cola system. Protestors made the point that Coca-Cola is becoming a serial offender.

Workers affirm their confidence in dismissed independent union leader at Coca-Cola Indonesia and re-elect Atra Narwanto as Chairman


Atra Narwanto, chairman of the independent union SBCCD at the company's Cibitung distribution center, has been unanimously re-elected to serve again as chairman. Workers at the Cibitung facility began organizing an independent union alternative to the pro-management structures inherited from the Suharto dictatorship in March 2015, prompting management retaliation against the workers and their elected leaders.

Coca-Cola bottler FEMSA's business model for the Philippines - job destruction, labour law violations and systematic rights abuses


Coca-Cola FEMSA, which manufactures Coca-Cola branded products in the Philippines, had planned massive forced redundancies in sales and manufacturing even prior to the planned introduction of a sugar tax. The mass redundancies effectively crippled the business, guaranteeing that sales would drop in 2018. The company then presented a package of job destruction, labour law violations and systematic rights abuses as its new "business model" when the tax was introduced in December 2017.

Coca-Cola’s bottler in Haiti systematically denies workers’ rights


Workers established their workplace union SYTBRACOUR in March 2017 at the Coca-Cola bottler owned by Couronne Brewery in Haiti. Since then they have been struggling to exercise trade union rights that are guaranteed by international standards and are included in the Coca-Cola Workplace Rights policy. The Coca-Cola bottler has consistently sought to deny its workers’ access to those rights. Four of the union’s leadership has been dismissed and the company has responded by telling the union they should simply elect new leaders.

SIPTU calls on senior management at Coca-Cola to reverse decision to close Athy plant

SIPTU representatives have called on senior management at Coca-Cola to reconsider its decision to close its facility in Athy, County Kildare, with the loss of all jobs, which was announced earlier this month. The company said it had taken the decision following a review of its concentrate manufacturing, with production being transferred to its facility in Ballina, County Mayo.
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