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.
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.
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.