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Hong Kong union solidarity with striking Coca-Cola workers on the mainland

The IUF-affiliated Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions (HKCTU) held a demonstration on December 2 outside Coca-Cola’s Hong Kong head office in solidarity with striking workers on the mainland.

Coca-Cola workers union in Bolivia affiliates with the IUF

Embotelladoras Bolivianas Unidas SA (Embol), the Coca Cola franchise in Bolivia, has four plants in the districts of La Paz, Cochabamba, Tarija and Santa Cruz . Roberto Baigorria , Secretary General of the Union Embol in Santa Cruz, told the IUF Latin America region that out of nearly 900 employees, 400 are unionized and they are looking forward to the affiliation with the IUF and the Latin American Federation of Coca Cola workers(FELATRAC).

Indonesia: Facing illegal water usage charges Coca-Cola fires worker for providing water to protesting Coca-Cola unionists!

The Indonesian police is probing into a case of alleged illegal water usage by Coca-Cola Bottling Indonesia, the soft drink manufacturer and distributor, in Sumedang, in West Java.

Hong Kong: Swire Beverages workers strike over official recognition

Swire Beverages Employees General Union in Hong Kong staged a strike on October 3. Around two to three hundreds of drivers and helpers of the delivery team went on strike. This industrial action stopped the delivery schedule of more than one hundred cars and distribution of products affecting the customers of the Coca cola Company including McDonalds, Restaurants, Cafes etc. The union estimated that the Coca Cola Company lost nearly 100 million business that day.

There was a three-hour negotiation meeting initially between employer and employees but because it did not reach to any consensus, the union stayed overnight to continue the strike outside the production plant.

Philippines - Coca-Cola's P3 performance based program brings Open sadness for workers

When you open a bottle of Coke, the feeling should be "Open Happiness",but in reality, inside the Coca-Cola is misery of the employee so the slogan changes to "Open Sadness," said June of the San Fernando Coca-Cola Rank and File Union (Sacoru) in Pampanga.

Unions in North and Western India unite to strengthen bargaining power

Following the success of the South India Coca-Cola Union Forum in 2011, a second regional forum covering North and Western India was launched on July 28. 

Bolivia: The labor movement boosts the prohibition of outsourcing by law

An interview with Ángel Asturizaga
Bolivia's labor movement is taking an active role in the reforms furthered by the government of President Evo Morales, contributing proposals with the aim of achieving real and significant changes in the working conditions of the country's labor force. One of the most urgent reforms is including an outsourcing prohibition in labor legislation.
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