After several unsuccessful negotiations with management of Coca Cola franchise in Bahia, workers in the manufacturing unit of Salvador plant began to mobilize due to the huge gap between what they claim and what the company offers.
Dominican Republic: SINATRABEDSA prepares for wage bargaining and optimism advances in labor-management relationship22-05-2014
Rafael Vega, General Secretary of SINATRABEDSA, told the IUF that in recent months, the labor-management relationship has improved and that the company has been correcting most of the problems that had been created in the past.
In dialogue with the IUF Latin America office, Artur Well Junior, president of the Union of Workers in the Food Industry Limeira (STILAL) representing employees of the Coca-Cola FEMSA, reported that the negotiations began in April and reached to an agreement at the end of July.
IUF affiliated NGG concluded a very successful collective bargaining agreement after 11 rounds of negotiations and 2 weeks of nationwide warning strikes at Coca-Cola Germany to stop job cuts. NGG secured employment by ensuring that no forced redundancies to take place for the duration of the collective agreement.