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Germany: NGG stands with independent unions at Coca-Coca Amatil Indonesia


The board of the IUF-affiliated NGG sends solidarity greetings to Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia workers whom have organized to form independent and democratic trade unions. Since the formation of these independent unions, the company has systematically attacked their union leaders and members.

Workers affirm their confidence in dismissed independent union leader at Coca-Cola Indonesia and re-elect Atra Narwanto as Chairman


Atra Narwanto, chairman of the independent union SBCCD at the company's Cibitung distribution center, has been unanimously re-elected to serve again as chairman. Workers at the Cibitung facility began organizing an independent union alternative to the pro-management structures inherited from the Suharto dictatorship in March 2015, prompting management retaliation against the workers and their elected leaders.

Coca-Cola bottler FEMSA's business model for the Philippines - job destruction, labour law violations and systematic rights abuses


Coca-Cola FEMSA, which manufactures Coca-Cola branded products in the Philippines, had planned massive forced redundancies in sales and manufacturing even prior to the planned introduction of a sugar tax. The mass redundancies effectively crippled the business, guaranteeing that sales would drop in 2018. The company then presented a package of job destruction, labour law violations and systematic rights abuses as its new "business model" when the tax was introduced in December 2017.

Global union federations call on Coca-Cola Amatil to stop harassing members of independent unions in Indonesia


Global Union Federations that participated in the Africa Forum in South Africa joined the IUF's and the Coca-Cola Indonesia Workers Council's demands calling on Coca-Cola Amatil to stop harassing members of independent unions and to reinstate the terminated independent union leaders Atra and Lutfi.

IUF affiliate in Malawi expresses "I support Atra and Lutfi"


Workers at Coca-Cola's bottler at Lilongwe, Malawi organized a protest action in support of independent unions at Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia in their fight against repression of their fundamental rights.

Council of independent unions at Coca-Cola Indonesia rejects the national collective agreement, demands reinstatement of dismissed union leaders


The fight for freedom of association at Coca-Cola Amatil's operations in Indonesia has escalated with the formation of the Coca-Cola Indonesia Workers Council, bringing together four independent unions and challenging the company's collusion with SPSI, the national union structure originating in the New Order military dictatorship (1967-1998). Management refused to recognize the Coca-Cola Indonesia Workers Council and continues to harass union members while refusing to reinstate the terminated independent union leaders Atra and Lutfi.

IUF Executive Committee calls on Coca-Cola to remedy human rights abuses in Indonesia!


The IUF's governing Executive Committee met in Geneva, Switzerland May 9-10 and showed solidarity with the “Zero Rights” international union campaign in support of independent and democratic union and bargaining rights for workers employed by Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia. Since 2015, Coca-Cola Amatil has been systematically violating basic rights in an effort to stamp out independent and democratic trade unions at its Indonesian operations.
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