Coca-Cola faces protests at Deutsche Bank Global Consumer Conference in Paris


When The Coca-Cola Company (TCCC) spoke at the Deutsche Bank Global Consumer Conference in Paris on June 13, 2018, the IUF and French affiliates FGTA-FO and FGA-CFDT with some of their Coca-Cola membership were demonstrating in front of the conference venue. Protesters were there to denounce the human rights abuses that the Company is allowing to accumulate in the Coca-Cola system. Protestors made the point that Coca-Cola is becoming a serial offender.

While TCCC has been repeatedly informed of ongoing rights violations in Haiti, Indonesia, Ireland, the Philippines and the United States, the company has failed to take any meaningful action to remedy the abuses.

The thousands of Coca-Cola workers around the world represented by IUF affiliates demand The Coca-Cola Company remedy the growing number of human rights violations within the Coca-Cola System.

TCCC representatives in the conference were confronted with the Company's failures by a representative of the IUF inside the conference room and agreed they would convey the strong message from this protest action to the company's CEO. They understood fully that the IUF will not stop campaigning until ongoing human rights violations are remedied.