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Philippines youth mobilize on International Youth Day: Coke kills regular jobs!

Coca-Cola was the target of mass protest actions by young Filipinos on International Youth Day (August 12). The Alliance of Progress Labor (APL) deployed hundreds of youth activists across the country to organize public meetings and protest actions denouncing the destruction of regular jobs by Coca-Cola.

Philippines: attempts to remove banners, deny right to freedom of expression fails

Protest actions against the loss wage bargaining rights and job security continue across the Philippines. In the southern city of Davao Coca-Cola responded to the protests by attacking the right to freedom of expression. Coca-Cola management called on the Department of Public Works and Highways to remove the union’s protest banners from all public areas. As in Atlanta local management is hoping the protests will just disappear (along with workers’ rights). But just days after the banners were removed they were once again on display on the highways and other public places. This followed a meeting between the union, SAMACOKE and the Mayor of Davao City who supported the union’s right to freedom of expression. 

“The greatest challenge ahead is to train young workers in becoming involved in union activities”

“Tito” Zelko is a C.P.A. who has been working for the Finance Department of The Coca Cola Company since 1985. He was previously employed by the Ford Motor Company until that same year, when the automotive firm closed down its offices in Uruguay. Zelko was hired by TCCC at the time when Uruguay was leaving behind a period of military dictatorship (1973 - 1985).

Coke union in Philippines to strike

The Bacolod Sales Force Employees Union filed a notice of strike before the National Conciliation and Mediation Board in Bacolod City when no settlement was reached on their collective bargaining agreement with Coca-Cola Bottlers Philippines, Cyrus Javelosa, its president, said on Friday June 15.

The Alliance of Coca-Cola Unions Philippines opposes Coke evaluation scheme

Alliance of Coca-Cola Unions Philippines (ACCUP)-International Union of Foods is strongly opposing the individual performance evaluation scheme for wage increase of the Coca Cola Bottlers, Philippines as this will lead to the loss of the security of tenure of workers, Cyrus Javelosa of the Bacolod Sales Force Union, said on June 11.

Imminent strike in Coca-Cola Marília, São Paulo

In an assembly held on June 5, the workers of the Coca-Cola factory in the São Paulo city of Marília voted against the company’s new wage offer, in negotiations that began in March of this year. The Union demanded that the company better its offer within 72 hours or workers would stop all activities next Sunday.
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