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Argentina: Coca-Cola bottler Polar abruptly fires 145 employees. FATAGA fights back

September 6, Polar SA, the Coca-Cola bottlers and distributor in parts of Argentina, has abruptly fired 145 workers.

FATAGA, the IUF affiliate organising Coca-Cola workers in Argentina, has started to mobilise workers against this outrageous move of the company, and threatened to stop Coca-Cola's business not only in the affected plant in Neuquen, but all of Argentina. 

"All our employees are free to become or remain members of the Teamsters Local 728, or any other labor organization"

Following the settlement concerning unfair labour practices at its Marietta plant, Coca-Cola Enterprises has posted a notice on information boards in its Marietta, College Park and Atlanta West facilities, laying out in detail how the company intends to not interfere with its employees labour rights.

Comprehensive Agreement Ends Long, Bitter Conflict at Coca-Cola Pakistan

An agreement negotiated between the IUF, the Atlanta, USA-based The Coca-Cola Company (TCCC) and Coca-Cola Icecek (CCI, Coca-Cola's Turkey-based bottler for the Middle East, Pakistan and Central Asia), has successfully resolved a long and bitter conflict over employment and trade union rights at Coca-Cola Beverages Pakistan (CCBPL). CCBPL is jointly owned by TCCC and CCI.

Coca-Cola Workers Alliance calls for organising permanent and casual workers in the soft drinks sector

"FAWU members and ABI workers' demands for quality and permanent jobs to be retained and expanded are reasonable and noble (…) We demand from ABI Management to engage in sincere and genuine negotiations with FAWU with a view to concluding an agreement on issues in dispute and to undertake not to victimize workers who were on strike and shop stewards for their union role during the strike after the strike is over”.

This was the position adopted by the second Coca-Cola Alliance Steering Committee meeting in a special resolution on the situation at SAB-owned ABI, a Coca-Cola bottler in South Africa, where workers were on strike for more than 7 weeks for better wages and against casual employment. The strike was subsequently settled February 9, 2010.

3000 join protest march in South Africa, while 76 workers remain in prison after 1 stone thrown

As part of intensifying the strike action at ABI Coke, COSATU General Secretary, Comrade Zwelinzima Vavi addressed a protest rally, following a march to SAB Ltd offices in Sandton, by striking workers of ABI Coke and workers of SAB beer and other Coca Cola bottling companies at 14h00 on 11th January 2010.

Ireland: Coca Cola Dispute escalates as picketer is injured, company restricts pickets by court injunction

SIPTU member, Martin Daly, was taken to hospital Tuesday, September 1 after he was injured by a car driven through an
official picket at the Coca Cola distribution centre on Ballycoolin
Road, Finglas in Dublin.

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