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Coca-Cola US Dunkin' Donuts deal breaks union contract, threatens jobs

Dunkin' Donuts announced a major deal with Coca-Cola on April 2, 2012. It would serve Coca-Cola products in more than 9,400 restaurants in the United States after ending its PepsiCo tie-up. The employees of Coca-Cola Refreshments (Coca-Cola's North American bottling operation) organized in the IUF affiliated Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU-UFCW) hoped that this would result in hiring more.  

Coca-Cola Norway: Switch to disposable bottles costs 500 jobs

On February 10, Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) has announced that they no longer will use recycling systems for their plastic bottles but will use disposable bottles for bottling Coca-Cola products in Norway. IUF affiliated NNN (Norwegian Food and Allied Workers Association) which represents Coca-Cola Norway workers is very disappointed with the decision made in Atlanta which will lead to almost 500 unionized job cuts. The union representatives conducted negotiations with the employer since then and strongly opposed to this change.

Coca-Cola Hellenic to end production at 2 Greek units

Coca-Cola Hellenic , Coca-Cola's No.2 bottler worldwide, is to stop production at two of its five plants in Greece as part of cost cuts to deal with a protracted recession.

Poland: Coca-Cola factory in Lodz closes

January 25, Solidarnosc representatives signed an agreement with Coca-Cola Hellenic Polska about conditions of compensation for workers to be dismissed as a consequence of the plant closure in Lodz. Depending on seniority, workers will get between 3 and 10 monthly salaries of compensation plus a number of social benefits.

Uruguay: Coca-Cola union supports outsourced janitors

Cleaning workers at Coca-Cola in Uruguay were strongly supported and represented by the Union of Coca-Cola Workers (STCC). These workers have been outsourced by the multinational and currently are not members of the union. As a result a favourable agreement was signed.

Coca-Cola had changed the cleaning service provider in May 2011, replacing Adonis SRL with ISS SRL.

Unions from all over the world support CCE workers' protest on Oct. 27

Workers across the European operations of Coca-Cola Enterprises will embark on joint protest action October 27.

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