ITALY: Coca-Cola closes its Bari plant and leaves Southern Italy

Source: FLAI-CGIL - US multinational Coca-Cola has officially opened the
redundancy proceedings for its 40 Bari site employees. The company declared the definitive closure of the operation. The only alternative to dismissal that Coca-Cola proposed to Italian unions was that employees they were transferred to

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“This is not the way to make poverty history”. Casual work at the heart of IUF/Coca-Cola discussions in Atlanta

April 16, the Coca-Cola Alliance Steering Group met for its first meeting jointly with the IUF Coca-Cola contact group in Atlanta, USA. All delegates also joint the next day the meeting with Coca-Cola management, including CEO Muhtar Kent and Global Labour Relations senior management.

CCH buys back its own shares

April 27, Coca-Cola Hellenic’s extraordinary shareholder meeting decided to approve a share buy back of up to 5% of the company’s shares (see CCH press release). At a range of share prices between 1 and 20 Euros, this will potentially lead to spending on the purchase of its own shares between 18,3 mln and 380 mln Euros.

Uruguay: job destruction through soft drink imports?

Workers at Coca-Cola Montevideo Refrescos have been alerted by a move of the company to import 700 000 cases of soft drink from Argentina, which has triggered fear of job destruction in Uruguay.

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