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.

Marriott hotel workers demand Coca-Cola Amatil reinstates dismissed union leaders in Indonesia


The Marriott workers from Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, and South America gathered in Geneva to demand action to stop sexual harassment. Marriott workers also called on Coca-Cola Amatil to stop attacking and undermining independent, democratic unions at Coca-Cola Indonesia.

Global union federations call on Coca-Cola Amatil to stop harassing members of independent unions in Indonesia


Global Union Federations that participated in the Africa Forum in South Africa joined the IUF's and the Coca-Cola Indonesia Workers Council's demands calling on Coca-Cola Amatil to stop harassing members of independent unions and to reinstate the terminated independent union leaders Atra and Lutfi.

IUF affiliate in Malawi expresses "I support Atra and Lutfi"


Workers at Coca-Cola's bottler at Lilongwe, Malawi organized a protest action in support of independent unions at Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia in their fight against repression of their fundamental rights.

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