On Wednesday 22 February Coca-Cola Amatil announced the closure of its bottling factory in South Australia with the loss of around 180 jobs.
The closure of the bottling plant located in the inner-city Adelaide suburb of Thebarton is planned to close in 2019.
On Sunday February 5, IUF-affiliated Coca Cola unions SBCCB and SBCCD in Indonesia held a protest action where workers held a long march to the Coca Cola Cibitung plant.
The Coca-Cola Company has opened its first new plant in Bhaluka, Mymenshing in Bangladesh as part of a $74 million investment in the country.
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.
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.