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Coca-cola workers in Brazil launch national campaign for better wages and working conditions

The divergent wages paid by the same company in different states and those of different companies in the same state raise concern among beverage workers. The Food Industry Workers' National Confederation of Brazil (CNTA Afins) held a meeting on April 15, 2015 along with other union organizations in Sao Paulo to discuss wage and working conditions in the Coca-cola Company in Brazil.  On April 22, 2015 CNTA Afins announced the meeting's resolution containing a list of demands, such as the establishment of a wage floor equal to or higher than 1425 reais (around US$ 480), which is the highest salary payment for the beverage sector workers in Sao Paulo nowadays. The Coca-Cola Company in Brazil employs around 60 thousand direct workers and 600 thousand indirect workers.

Brazil: No progress in negotiations with Coca Cola franchise in Bahia

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.

Deadlock in wage negotiations in Minas Gerais, Brazil

As reported by STI Bebidas, the trade union for the Coca-Cola bottler Remil in Minas Gerais, Brazil, which has been acquired by Coca-Cola Femsa some months ago, wage negotiations have reached a deadlock. Read an interview with union president Hamilton Jeronimo da Silva in Spanish on the  REL-UITA website.

Brasil - Working time regulation improved through FELATRAC intervention

Workers at the Coca-Cola FEMSA distribution centre in Cosmopolis, Brasil, succeded to repeat the achievement of their colleagues in Jundiai and removed the "working time account" system, a form of working time flexibilisation detrimental to workers.

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