Latin America

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STECSA in permanent mobilization

Interview with David Morales, General Secretary of FESTRAS

The Union of Central Bottling Company SA (STECSA) has intensified its protest actions nationwide, demanding that Coca Cola FEMSA abandon its attitude to delay the negotiation of new collective bargaining agreement and remove measures that infringe on the acquired rights of workers.

STECSA and SITINCA: Strengthening the coordination and cooperation

Accompanied by the Trade Union Federation of Food, Agribusiness and Allied workers(FESTRAS) and the Latin American Federation of Coca Cola (FELATRAC), the Union of Central Bottling SA (STECSA) and the Union of Coffee Industry Workers SA (SITINCA), met again last week in the Guatemalan capital.

What Coca-Cola FEMSA is trying to enforce is against the stability of work

An interview With Carlos Luch; General Secretary of STECSA

Just a few weeks before the bi-annual meeting of IUF with the Coca Cola Company in Atlanta, the situation of collective bargaining in Guatemala between STECSA and Coca Cola FEMSA has become even more complicated.

New SICO-Urabá Collective Bargaining Agreement

New agreement enhances economic and social gains

The 2008 ILO Mission that assessed the situation of trade unions and labor rights in Colombia found a very professional atmosphere and an openness to dialogue in the labor relations between the National Union of Beverage Industry Workers of Colombia (SICO) and the company Bebidas y Alimentos de Urabá (BADUR). Now, the signing of a new collective bargaining agreement reaffirms the ILO’s positive evaluation and proves that it is possible to pave the way to decent work.

STECSA warms up its engines

Workers mobilize against Coca-Cola FEMSA’s delaying tactics

For the second day in a row, dozens of members of the Union of Workers of Embotelladora Central SA (STECSA) mobilized in the company’s main plant, in the Guatemalan capital, to demand that the company stop delaying the negotiations for the new collective bargaining agreement.

Bottler Andina absorbs Coca Cola Polar

On February 2, in Santiago, Chile, Andina Bottling signed a memorandum that includes the merger by absorption of the operations of Coca Cola Polar through a share exchange. Thus, the Andina bottler established itself as one of the largest bottlers in the region.

Strike breaks out at Coca Cola and Inca Kola of Peru

SINATREL and SITRACORLINSA, two unions representing Coca-Cola workers in Peru are on strike at Coca-Cola and Inca Kola part of SAA Lindley Corporation companies since November 28 after the negotiations came to a deadlock. 

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