Latin America

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Dominican Republic: Coca-Cola workers progress for collective bargaining agreement

The National Union of Workers of Bepensa Dominicana SA (Sinatrabedsa) and the Coca Cola in Dominican Republic (Bepensa) have been exchanging positions and are open to dialogue. However, the IUF affiliated Sinatrabedsa is not willing to renounce acquired rights during collective bargaining  negotiations.

Brazil: Coca-Cola/Femsa Workers approve new agreement

At a meeting between the Sindicato da Alimentação de Limeira/SP (Food Workers' Union) and Coca-Cola/Femsa workers, Cosmópolis/SP unit, the signature of the 2014/2015 collective bargaining agreement was approved.

Dominican Republic: SINATRABEDSA prepares for wage bargaining and optimism advances in labor-management relationship

In July 2014, the National Union of Workers in Dominican Bepensa SA (SINATRABEDSA) and Coca-Cola bottler in the Dominican Republic Bepensa will sit to negotiate wage revision under the collective agreement.

Rafael Vega, General Secretary of SINATRABEDSA, told the IUF that in recent months, the labor-management relationship has improved and that the company has been correcting most of the problems that had been created in the past.

Uruguay: Coca-Cola Workers Stage 24-Hour Stoppage against anti-union discrimination and payroll cuts

On Thursday, April 3, the Coca-Cola Workers Union (STCC) is set to stop all activities in the company. Latin America region of the IUF spoke with Gustavo Sotelo, STCC organization secretary, to learn how the conflict originated and what measures the union is planning to take.

-How did the conflict leading up to this work stoppage begin?

Coca-Cola Splits North American Business

Coca Cola Company has announced plans to restructure its North American business in an attempt to accelerate its franchising efforts and streamline its main focus.

Dominican Republic: SINATRABEDSA demands reinstatement of dismissed workers at Coca-Cola

On 3 December, the IUF affiliated National Union of Workers in Dominican Bepensa SA (Coca-Cola SINATRABEDSA) expressed its reaction to the unfair dismissal of its two members working in the distribution center of Coca Cola in Barahona, southwest of the country.

Rafael Vega, newly elected general secretary of SINATRABEDSA, told that the unilateral cancellation of the contracts of Rudy Pérez and José Julián Trinidad , the first union delegates in Barahona , was due to their participation in union activities and claiming their labor rights.

Satisfactory agreement of Brazilian Coca-Cola workers with Coca Cola FEMSA

After difficult negotiations, the factory workers of Cosmopolis reached a new agreement for the period of 2013-2014.

In dialogue with the IUF Latin America office, Artur Well Junior, president of the Union of Workers in the Food Industry Limeira (STILAL) representing employees of the Coca-Cola FEMSA, reported that the negotiations began in April and reached to an agreement at the end of July.

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