Coca-Cola Irkutsk: international negotiations ensure observance of trade union rights

Irkutsk Coca-Cola workers voting for IUF affiliation Although Coca-Cola, and the Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company in particular, declare their readiness to observe trade union rights, the formation of new union locals still sometimes meets difficulties due to local managements hostility. But this can be stopped.

IUF outsourcing and casualisation manual for download

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Shop stewards at Coca-Colas "Freš-Nezavisnost" in Serbia discuss employment guarantees

freshandco meeting 1In July, shop stewards at the Fresh&co Juice producing plant, which belongs to one of the biggest Coca-Cola bottlers, CC Hellenic, discussed possible steps in order to avoid further job destruction at the plant. The meeting was attended by the IUF's regional Coca-Cola coordinator, Ildiko Kren. The main subject of the discussion was the current situation at Fresh&Co.

US: Strike continues at Coca-Cola Consolidated

Teamsters in Tillmans Corner, Gautier, Mississippi and Robertsdale are still on strike for their pension plan and other issues.

As the strike is ongoing for almost two weeks, workers feel so strong about their retirement that only 6 out of 275 have crossed the picket line.

They are determined not to have their plans for a future after decades of work for Coke having been destroyed by the company.

Watch a video about possible consequences of the companies plan for a workers family:

US: Teamsters on strike at Coca-Cola Consolidated

July 15. Teamsters in Southwest Alabama and Southeast Missouri went on strike at Coca-Cola Bottlers Consolidated facilities in Tillman's Corner, Robertsdale, Leroy and Vancleave after talks with the employer about a new contract broke down. At stake are first of all benefits for retirees - while workers, represented by Teamsters local 991, demand increased payments into their pension plans, the company wants to replace the current system with a what is know in the US as a 401(k) plan, which would considerably worsen the conditions, especially for veteran workers (A 401k retirement plan is a special type of account funded through pre-tax payroll deductions).

US: Teamsters win contract in Oceanside

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July 13. Teamsters at Coca-Colas warehouse in Oceanside, California, overwhelmingly voted in favour of their first collective bargaining agreement. The agreement brings important improvements in the health care plan. Workers had been on strike for the agreement since July 1 and Teamsters local 683, which represents the workers, reported overwhelming support from the local community.

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