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Coca-Cola builds a new plant in India

Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Ltd (HCCBL), the bottling arm of Coca-Cola's Bottling Investment Group (BIG), has announced the start of construction for its 25th plant in the country.

Hong Kong union solidarity with striking Coca-Cola workers on the mainland

The IUF-affiliated Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions (HKCTU) held a demonstration on December 2 outside Coca-Cola’s Hong Kong head office in solidarity with striking workers on the mainland.

Coca-Cola opens manufacturing plant in New Zealand

In New Zealand, Coca-Cola Amatil has opened a $30 million new state-of-the-art manufacturing plant, the largest in New Zealand, for its non-fizzy drink brands. The Keri Juice plant, located in Auckland, is set to produce 84 products across a number of different brands, nine Coke-owned juices, flavoured waters, cordial and sports drinks including Keri Juice, Powerade, Pump and E2.

Coca-Cola suspends operations at Dasna bottling plant in India

Confirming receipt of notice from Uttar Pradesh State Pollution Control Board (UPPCB), the company said it has submitted a detailed response to issues raised over the plant.

Coca-Cola shuts down three bottling plants in India amid severe water shortages

In India, Coca-Cola has decided to suspend bottling operations at three units located in three different states of the country. One of these units, in the city of Kaladera in the western Indian state of Rajasthan, has been the target of a years-long community-led campaign that blames the company for exacerbating water shortages in the area. Coca-Cola says the plant closure is due to long term economic non-viability.

A breakthrough for women in Coca-Cola Pakistan

Most bottlers in the Coca Cola system claim to promote diversity and in particular gender equality. In reality, the number of women employed in the bottling plants is extremely low, ranging from 0 to 10%.

Strikes planned over wage theft at Coca-Cola FEMSA Philippines

Members of the IUF-affiliated FCCU SENTRO voted overwhelmingly for strike action to stop wage theft on the first week of February, 2016.
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