Deadlock in wage negotiations in Minas Gerais, Brazil

As reported by STI Bebidas, the trade union for the Coca-Cola bottler Remil in Minas Gerais, Brazil, which has been acquired by Coca-Cola Femsa some months ago, wage negotiations have reached a deadlock. Read an interview with union president Hamilton Jeronimo da Silva in Spanish on the  REL-UITA website.

Brasil - Working time regulation improved through FELATRAC intervention

Workers at the Coca-Cola FEMSA distribution centre in Cosmopolis, Brasil, succeded to repeat the achievement of their colleagues in Jundiai and removed the "working time account" system, a form of working time flexibilisation detrimental to workers.

Coca-Cola Alliance introduced to IUF African Regional Conference

Oct. 31, skype video technology was used to present the work of the global Coca-Cola Workers Alliance to the IUF African Regional Conference.

Precarious Work, Workplace rights issues discussed by IUF Team and Coca-Cola Global Management

October 7, a team of Coca-Cola union representatives led by IUF General Secretary Ron Oswald met Coca-Cola Director Global Workplace Rights Ed Potter and his team in Atlanta to discuss global labour relations at Coca-Cola, specific cases from countries were abuses were reported, and, in particular, the issue of precarious employment.

South Africa: Coca-Cola Sabco Plans to Retrench 300 More

BEFORE the start of a bleak Christmas season there will be retrenchments at Coca-Cola Sabco plants and units.
Coca-Cola Sabco notified the Food And Allied Workers Union (FAWU) on the 9th October 2008 that they intend to lay off 300 workers across their plants and units throughout South Africa by end of October.

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