Latin America

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Rel-UITA reaches out to Coca-Cola unions in Bolivia

Rel-UITA, the IUF's Latin American region, is reaching out to the General Confederation of Factory Workers of Bolivia (CGTFB),  an organization that includes the Union of Coca-Cola Workers among its members.

STECSA and STIBYS join forces to face their respective collective bargaining processes

Trade union officials of Guatemala’s Union of Workers of Embotelladora Central SA (STECSA) and Honduras’ Union of Beverage and Related Industry Workers (STIBYS) met in Guatemala to exchange information, strengthen ties and step up mutual support between the two labor organizations, in the context of their collective bargaining processes with Coca-Cola.

Uruguay: Coca-Cola union supports outsourced janitors

Cleaning workers at Coca-Cola in Uruguay were strongly supported and represented by the Union of Coca-Cola Workers (STCC). These workers have been outsourced by the multinational and currently are not members of the union. As a result a favourable agreement was signed.

Coca-Cola had changed the cleaning service provider in May 2011, replacing Adonis SRL with ISS SRL.

Uruguay: 199 more permanent jobs at the Coca-Cola plant

After a year of discussions, mediated by the Labour Ministry, Coca-Cola in Uruguay has accepted important union demands: over the last months, 199 workers have been regularised, including 74 during the last week.

Latin America: Will Arca and Continental Merger trigger plant closures?

According to news agencies, Embotelladoras Arca and Grupo Continental announced May 20 that their merger, announced in January, was approved at the Shareholders’ Meetings of both companies.

Nicaragua: collective bargaining success cuts number of precarious workers to half, increases salaries

On May 3, the Trade Union of Workers of the National Soft Drink Industry (SUT-INARSA), member of the executive commitee of the Latin American Coca-Cola Workers Federation FELATRAC, managed to successfully finalise the wage revision negotiations with Coca-Cola FEMSA, reaching an average wage increase of 7.42 percent. Lower paid categories of salaries were increased by up to 14%.

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