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Coca-Cola seeking excessive flexibility at Ghent plant in Belgium

Coca-Cola Enterprises which is in the midst of a major merger process with Coca-Cola Iberian Partners and Germany's Coca-Cola Erfrischungsgetränke AG announced its plans to renovate its Zwijnaarde bottling plant (Ghent, Eastern Flanders) on October 2015. The gradual refurbishment includes a 75-million-Euro investment but will lead to 122 job losses from workforce of 443 by 2018. The impact will be greatest in production where 116 of 263 jobs will be lost.  Following the loss of these 122 jobs, the company wants to bring in 20% hired labour or agency workers. Two canning lines will be closed and replaced by one high speed canning filling line. Two glass lines will also be closed and replaced by one high speed multi format glass line. The hot fill blowing line will also close.

Spanish Coca-Cola workers celebrate return to work after preventing closure of Fuenlabrada factory

More than 200 Spanish Coca-Cola employees are celebrating their return to work after they blocked the closure of a factory near Madrid. Legal victories for workers are rare in Spain, where one in five people are out of work.

Spanish Supreme Court rules dismissed workers' rights were violated at Coca-Cola

On April 15, 2015 the Madrid Supreme Court announced its final verdict on the closure of four Coca-Cola factories in Spain and confirmed the previous ruling of the National Court which declared the Coca-Cola Iberian Partners' (CCIP) restructuring plan announced in January 2014 invalid. The  restructuring and the  closure  of  4  plants in  Alicante,  Fuenlabrada  (Madrid),  Palma  de  Mallorca  and Colloto (Asturias) affected  more  than  1190  workers  and  caused  the  forced  redundancy  of  821 employees.

Workers of Coca-Cola Germany: We're worth more!

The IUF affiliated Food, Beverages and Catering Union of Germany (NGG) published a resolution about the business strategies of Coca-Cola Erfrischungsgetränke AG (CCE AG) and possible impacts  of these strategies on Coca-Cola workers.  You can find the resolution in the following languages : English, German and French.

IUF-affiliated Italian unions negotiate for fewer job losses in restructuring of Coca-Cola Hellenic operations

As part of the restructuring plan, that was announced by Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company (CCHBC) in Italy, the company is officially closing the Campogalliano (Modena) site in which 57 employees are working in support of the business unit. In addition, the company announced the layoff of another 249 national employees in the commercial area.

Italy: Coca Cola workers are on strike against 279 layoffs

On September 26, 2014 in all the sites of Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company (HBC), there is mobilization against the company's plan that would lead to a reduction of 12 % of the workforce in Italy. The reduction relates to 130 employees in the north, 89 in the central Italy and 60 in the south.
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