European Coca-Cola Unions stand with Coca-Cola Amatil workers in Indonesia


IUF affiliates attending IUF European region EFFAT's meeting of union representatives at Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) met in Madrid recently and organized a visit to CCEP Fuenlabrada plant as part of ongoing protests against CCEP's attack on decent jobs in Spain. Affiliates at the meeting were informed about Coca-Cola Amatil's (CCA) attack on independent unions and their elected leaders in Indonesia and joined IUF affiliates around the world in expressing support for IUF members in Indonesia and condemning CCA for its direct attacks on fundamental human rights.

Coca-Cola issues jobs warning over Brexit

Coca-Cola has told the government it will be forced to “review” its Irish operations if border tariffs are introduced following Brexit. The drinks company, which employs 1,750 people at six sites on the island of Ireland, warned Paschal Donohoe, the Irish finance minister, that Brexit could threaten its investment.

Germany: Coca-Cola Central Works Council shows solidarity with independent unions at Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia

Central Works Council at Coca-Cola European Partners Germany met at the end of September and discussed the situation of Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia workers who have been fighting against zero rights. Council members support the victimized union leaders Atra Narwanto and Lutfi Ariyanto and the fundamental human right of workers to form and join independent trade unions.

AB InBev completes $3.15bn Coca-Cola Beverages Africa transition

The world’s largest brewer, Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) on October 5, 2017 announced that it has completed the transition of its 54.5% equity stake in Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA) for $3.15-billion after customary adjustments.

Indonesia: Protest actions continue in support of victimized independent Coca-Cola Amatil union leaders

The IUF-affiliated Food and Beverage Workers Union in Indonesia held another protest action in front of the Coca-Cola plant in Lampung on September 29, 2017.

Pakistan: Coca-Cola Union signs new agreement and scores important wins

Following eight months of continuous negotiation with Coca-Cola Beverages Pakistan, the IUF-affiliated Coca-Cola Beverages Workers Union(CCWU) has signed a national collective bargaining agreement(CBA) for 2017 and 2018. The agreement covers a substantial increase in wages, annual increments for both years and an establishment of Coca-Cola retail outlets that can be run as small family businesses by workers who have lost their jobs during recent restructuring. Some 1200 workers from six bottling plants and two warehouses are benefiting from this CBA.  

US: Coca-Cola Bottling Company Acquires Distribution Territories and Manufacturing Facilities

Coca-Cola Bottling Company announced on October 2, 2017 that it entered into and completed transactions with The Coca-Cola Company to exchange distribution territory previously served by the Company in parts of southern Alabama, southwestern Georgia, southeastern Mississippi, northwestern Florida and in and around Somerset, Kentucky and a manufacturing facility in Mobile, Alabama previously owned by the Company for distribution territory previously served by Coca-Cola Refreshments USA(CCR), a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Coca-Cola Company, in parts of Arkansas and two manufacturing facilities previously owned by CCR in Memphis, Tennessee and West Memphis, Arkansas, and to acquire additional distribution territory previously served by CCR in and around Memphis, Tennessee, including in portions of northwestern Mississippi and eastern Arkansas.

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