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After several weeks of warning strikes German union NGG reaches a successful agreement

The IUF-affiliated German union NGG has been facing extensive restructuring with the closure of many Coca-Cola sites nationwide but even so more drinks are produced each year leading to an increase of productivity by employees of 13.5% from 2015 to 2016.

Coca-Cola workers meet and visit the Fuenlabrada factory in Madrid

Trade union representatives from four Coca-Cola producing countries in Europe, joined by IUF secretariat representatives met in Madrid on 17 January to show support and solidarity with the struggle of the workers at the Coca-Cola Fuenlabrada factory.

Coca-Cola investing EUR 26 Mln. in Irish production of freestyle dispenser

Coca-Cola will be investing EUR 26 million in in its Ballina Beverages facility in Ireland in order to produce Coca-Cola Freestyle machines.

Coca-Cola European Partners Now World's Largest Independent Coca-Cola Bottler

Coca-Cola European Partners announced on May 28, 2016 that the combination of Coca-Cola Enterprises, Coca-Cola Iberian Partners, and Coca-Cola Erfrischungsgetränke is now complete.

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.

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