collective action

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Germany: NGG and CCEAG facing industrial dispute?

„CCEAG has forfeited their second before last chance to a peaceful solution“ – said Claus-Harald Guester, vice president of German IUF-affiliate NGG and lead negotiator during talks with CCEAG, the German Coca-Cola bottler, after the seventh round of negotiations on employment security at Coca-Cola Germany.

Coca-Cola Workers Alliance calls for organising permanent and casual workers in the soft drinks sector

"FAWU members and ABI workers' demands for quality and permanent jobs to be retained and expanded are reasonable and noble (…) We demand from ABI Management to engage in sincere and genuine negotiations with FAWU with a view to concluding an agreement on issues in dispute and to undertake not to victimize workers who were on strike and shop stewards for their union role during the strike after the strike is over”.

This was the position adopted by the second Coca-Cola Alliance Steering Committee meeting in a special resolution on the situation at SAB-owned ABI, a Coca-Cola bottler in South Africa, where workers were on strike for more than 7 weeks for better wages and against casual employment. The strike was subsequently settled February 9, 2010.

3000 join protest march in South Africa, while 76 workers remain in prison after 1 stone thrown

As part of intensifying the strike action at ABI Coke, COSATU General Secretary, Comrade Zwelinzima Vavi addressed a protest rally, following a march to SAB Ltd offices in Sandton, by striking workers of ABI Coke and workers of SAB beer and other Coca Cola bottling companies at 14h00 on 11th January 2010.

Mass arrests of striking FAWU members

More than 100 protesting FAWU members have been arrested in Midland and Develand January 5 and 6. The workers have been on strike since December 22 for better wages, better working schedules, and against the increasing use of outsourcing and labour brokers at ABI, the Soft Drink division of SAB Ltd in South Africa

SIPTU members accept proposals to end Coca Cola dispute

SIPTU members have accepted proposals from mediator, Mr. Gerry Durcan
SC, which bring the nine week dispute at Coca Cola HBC to a conclusion.
The settlement proposals provide for substantially improved redundancy
terms from those previously offered by the company and rejected by
SIPTU members.

Coca-Cola Ireland support materials

 

SIPTU union members at Coca-Cola Ireland are asking for your solidarity action. Here are materials that can help to spread the word about the fight: 

Video: Siptu Protest to defend jobs at Coca Cola

SIPTU is continuing its campaign against outsourcing and job destructin at Coca-Cola HBC Ireland. October 14, hundreds of workers and supporters marched in Dublin. Watch a video about the protest:

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