condemning Coca-Cola's aggressive attack on jobs and workers' rights in Europe.
Coca-Cola Enterprises plant in GENT (Belgium) is on strike to protest against the unfair dismissal of a 54-year old technician.
The spontaneous initiative began with a 2-hour stoppage on October 9 afternoon shift and was continued for additional 2 hours during the night shift and is permanent since October 10 shift.
Unite the Union believes that Cola Coca Enterprises is a highly profitable and successful global company and the union will be doing everything in their power to protect jobs.
IUF affiliated NGG concluded a very successful collective bargaining agreement after 11 rounds of negotiations and 2 weeks of nationwide warning strikes at Coca-Cola Germany to stop job cuts. NGG secured employment by ensuring that no forced redundancies to take place for the duration of the collective agreement.
On February 10, Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) has announced that they no longer will use recycling systems for their plastic bottles but will use disposable bottles for bottling Coca-Cola products in Norway. IUF affiliated NNN (Norwegian Food and Allied Workers Association) which represents Coca-Cola Norway workers is very disappointed with the decision made in Atlanta which will lead to almost 500 unionized job cuts. The union representatives conducted negotiations with the employer since then and strongly opposed to this change.