Workers at the Coca-Cola factory in Mégrine, Tunisia, went on strike for two half days July 26 and 27 and won important improvements in the area of health and safety, as well as in remuneration.
Following the agreement to abolish agency work at the Coca-Cola bottler SFBT in Tunisia, IUF affiliate FGAT-UGTT now
reached agreement also in regard to merchandising workers previously
employed through Manpower by BST, the subsidiary of The Coca-Cola Company.
Social revolt boosts struggle against casual employment at Coca-Cola Tunisia - union negotiates abolition of agency work03-02-2011
The mass revolt in Tunisia which drove Ben Ali from power has also
changed the balance of power within companies. Trade unions played a
crucial coordination and organizing role in the social upheaval. At
Coca-Cola’s Tunisian bottler SFBT, unions have seized the opportunity to
negotiate an end to agency work and roll back the abusive use of
precarious employment contracts.
After dialogue between the union at Coca-Cola Megrine (which is part of the IUF-affiliated FGAT) and the management of the bottler STBG, 13 workers have been made permanent.