casualisation/precarisation

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Alliance of Coca-Cola Unions Philippines (ACCUP) rolls back casualization, wins 741 new permanent jobs in 2012

In a meeting between Coca-Cola Philippines Bottlers Inc. (CCBPI) management and the IUF-affiliated Alliance of Coca-Cola Unions Philippines (ACCUP) on 14 June, the company committed to 741 new permanent jobs in 2012.

Uruguay: Coca-Cola union supports outsourced janitors

Cleaning workers at Coca-Cola in Uruguay were strongly supported and represented by the Union of Coca-Cola Workers (STCC). These workers have been outsourced by the multinational and currently are not members of the union. As a result a favourable agreement was signed.

Coca-Cola had changed the cleaning service provider in May 2011, replacing Adonis SRL with ISS SRL.

Uruguay: 199 more permanent jobs at the Coca-Cola plant

After a year of discussions, mediated by the Labour Ministry, Coca-Cola in Uruguay has accepted important union demands: over the last months, 199 workers have been regularised, including 74 during the last week.

Unions in India step up fight against ‘no work, no pay’ exploitation

Building on the success of an agreement at Coca-Cola Hospet in Karnataka last year, Coca-Cola unions in south India stepped up their efforts to combat the brutal "no work, no pay system" that drives contract workers deeper into poverty.
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Nicaragua: collective bargaining success cuts number of precarious workers to half, increases salaries

On May 3, the Trade Union of Workers of the National Soft Drink Industry (SUT-INARSA), member of the executive commitee of the Latin American Coca-Cola Workers Federation FELATRAC, managed to successfully finalise the wage revision negotiations with Coca-Cola FEMSA, reaching an average wage increase of 7.42 percent. Lower paid categories of salaries were increased by up to 14%.

Tunisia: More agency workers regularised at Coca-Cola

Following the agreement to abolish agency work at the Coca-Cola bottler SFBT in Tunisia, IUF affiliate FGAT-UGTT now
reached agreement also in regard to merchandising workers previously
employed through Manpower by BST, the subsidiary of The Coca-Cola Company.

Social revolt boosts struggle against casual employment at Coca-Cola Tunisia - union negotiates abolition of agency work

The mass revolt in Tunisia which drove Ben Ali from power has also
changed the balance of power within companies. Trade unions played a
crucial coordination and organizing role in the social upheaval.  At
Coca-Cola’s Tunisian bottler SFBT, unions have seized the opportunity to
negotiate an end to agency work and roll back the abusive use of
precarious employment contracts.

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