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 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 announced on May 28, 2016 that the combination of Coca-Cola Enterprises, Coca-Cola Iberian Partners, and Coca-Cola Erfrischungsgetränke is now complete.
Fight against more flexibility and impact of creation of new European Partners bottler on jobs feature in IUF&EFFAT Cola-Cola newsletter14-04-2016
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.