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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.

Spain: FITAG and FEAGRA to analyze the new "workforce reduction scheme" proposal of CCIP

On June 13 Spain's High Court ordered the Spanish Coca-Cola Bottler CCIP to reverse its decision to fire 1,190 workers as a result of theirplans to close 4 plants.

Coca-Cola’s PR strategy overlooks the key to its products’ success – workers

Coca-Cola might be focusing its public relations efforts on improving its health and social image in the eyes of consumers. However, on 5 May the press was more interested in the thousands of Coca-Cola workers who stopped work all over Europe to highlight Coca-Cola’s hypocrisy and condemn its recent formula of job cuts and increasingly precarious, outsourced and forcible “flexible” labour, writes Harald Wiedenhofer.

European Manifesto for a socially sustainable Coca-Cola system

Across all European bottlers today, Coca-Cola is implementing continued attacks on jobs, work-life balance and workers' rights by making incessant requests for enhanced labor flexibility. This attitude clearly reveals that in spite of the significant financial profits obtained by the Coca-Cola system, job cuts and a general deterioration of employment and working conditions are considered by the company as the sole form of cost reduction. This corporate industrial strategy is already affecting many workers in Europe and it represents the secret non declared formula to obtain the ambitious goals of the announced vision 2020.
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