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Coca-Cola Indonesia: workers resisting anti-union dismissals refuse to leave their factory


The five leaders and members of the independent union at the Coca-Cola Bandung factory continue to refuse to leave the factory they have remained inside since November 12. The 5 reported as usual for work that day and refused to sign letters endorsing their termination as a consequence of what had earlier been described as a 'voluntary' retrenchment program (CLICK HERE for background.

Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia takes disciplinary action against union president for informing members of their legal rights

Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia is taking disciplinary action against the president of the independent, democratic union at Coca-Cola Bandung, Sovi Fradina Mardani Masrip, for informing his members of their legal rights.When management launched a retrenchment program, workers asked questions in a WhatsApp Messenger group about the proposed separation pay. Sovi Fradina responded by sharing information on separation pay according to the law and how these legal entitlements are calculated. Management  immediately issued a third and final warning letter against Sovi Fradina on October 19 accusing him of "deliberately disseminating information to employees" that disrupted the retrenchment program and caused harm to the company. By issuing a third warning letter (and bypassing a first and second warning letter), management declared this a serious offence that will lead to suspension and possibly termination at any time in the next six months, up until April 19, 2019.

Classic Coke

The Coca-Cola Company (TCCC), through its Australian subsidiary Coca-Cola Australia, has announced the joint acquisition, together with its Australian-based bottler Coca-Cola (CCA) of a 45% ownership stake in Australia's Made Group, which produces non-soda 'healthy' beverages.

Coca-Cola Workers Union in Pakistan in solidarity with Zero Rights campaign


The IUF-affiliated Coca-Cola Workers Union in Pakistan call on The Coca-Cola Company and its bottlers Coca-Cola Amatil in Indonesia, BIG in the Philippines, la Brasserie de la Couronne in Haiti, the Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Northern New England in the US, TCCC itself in Ireland and Coca-Cola European Partners in Spain to remedy the ongoing rights violations in these countries and ensure guarantees that Coca-Cola system workers can exercise their right to form or join a union without fear of reprisal and negotiate collective bargaining agreements.

Coca-Cola shop stewards and union leaders in Tunisia stand with IUF's Zero Rights campaign


Coca-Cola shop stewards and union leaders of the IUF-affiliated FGAT- UGTT in Tunisia joined an IUF seminar on gender based violence and sexual harasment and saluted the unions in 6 countries who are fighting for their rights in the Coca-Cola system.

Canadian Soft Drink Workers Council pledges full support for the IUF's 'Zero Rights' campaign


The IUF International campaign delegation's tour of Canada ended at the annual meeting of the Canadian Soft Drink Workers Council in Halifax, Nova Scotia.  An international union delegation including Atra Narwanto and Lutfi Arifiyanto, the victimized leaders of independent unions at Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia met union representatives from Coca-Cola plants throughout Canada.
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