After two weeks of intense negotiations, the Union of Workers of the National Soft Drink Industry S.A. (SUT-INARSA) and Coca Cola FEMSA signed the new collective bargaining agreement which contains 74 clauses and will be valid for two years.
The Convention was signed on May 13 and established an average of 15 percent increase in economic terms, in some cases reaching 18 percent, for example for social benefits (food packages, productivity bonus, perfect attendance, uniforms, transportation, etc.).
On January 8 2016, after a long negotiation marked by the employer's intransigence, the IUF-affiliated National Union of Bepensa Dominicana SA (Sinatrabedsa) and the Coca-Cola bottler in the Dominican Republic signed a new collective agreement.
On the night of March 3, after 14 months of difficult negotiations and a suspension of nearly five months of negotiations, the Union of Workers of Embotelladora Central SA (STECSA) and Coca Cola FEMSA reached an agreement and signed the new collective bargaining agreement that will be valid for two years.
Chicago Teamsters Approve Three-Year Agreement Including Management-Level Health Care Benefits, Annual Raises and Retroactivity12-01-2016
Teamsters Local 727 members voted by a 17-to-1 margin on Sunday, Jan. 10, to overwhelmingly ratify a new three-year contract with Coca-Cola Refreshments in Niles and Alsip, Ill. The agreement provides annual wage increases, retroactivity and improved health and welfare benefits for 319 Coca-Cola production and warehouse workers and transport drivers.
Wilson Vidoto, President of the IUF-affiliated Marilia Region Food Industry Workers Union (STIAM), representing FEMSA workers in Marilia, Brazil reported on the reasons that led to the decision of workers to strike.
The Coca-Cola bottler, Sorocaba Refreshments, is one of the 13 business groups that produces, bottles and sells Coca-Cola products in Brazil. The factory, located in the town of Sorocaba, São Paulo, employs about 400 workers and recently starred one of the biggest trade union abuses recorded in Brazil last year.