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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.

The Coca-Cola Co's Vio milk - Product Launch

The Coca-Cola Co has deepened its presence in India's dairy market with the pilot launch of flavoured milk Vio.

Coca-Cola likely to enter pure dairy segment in India

Soda and juice maker Coca-Cola is working on an ambitious plan for the Indian market — an entry into the pure dairy segment, which will pit it against Amul, Britannia and Nestle. The maker of Thums Up cola and Minute Maid juice plans to introduce its global milk-based beverage brand Vio in India — without any carbonation.

IUF Korean affiliates at Coca-Cola mobilize to defend threatened Hong Kong union leaders

IUF affiliates have responded quickly to threats by the Hong Kong government to prosecute independent trade union leaders for their active role in the democracy movement. On January 17, Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions general secretary Lee Cheuk-yan was questioned by the police, accused of inciting, convening and participating in unauthorized assemblies (criminal charges with potentially severe sentences) and told he could be prosecuted at any time. Mung Siu-tat, the union's chief executive, will be formally questioned on January 22.

Hong Kong: Coca-Cola workers fighting for democracy and collective bargaining at their workplace

The Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions (HKCTU) organized an annual rally and march on December 7, 2014 to call for the right to collective bargaining and to demand 7% pay rise.

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