Coca-Cola's Australian-based bottler Coca-Cika Amatil is systematically violating basic rights in an effort to stamp out independent and democratic trade unions at its Indonesian operations. And Coca-Cola corporate management in the US know the full history but has failed to remedy the abuses.
On Sunday February 5, IUF-affiliated Coca Cola unions SBCCB and SBCCD in Indonesia held a protest action where workers held a long march to the Coca Cola Cibitung plant.
Teamsters Local 727 ended its unfair labor practice strike against Coca-Cola Refreshments late on Tuesday, Dec. 29, after reaching tentative agreement on a fair three-year contract for 319 production and warehouse workers.
On December 1 2015, Paraguay Refrescos SA, a Paraguayan subsidiary of Chile's Embotelladora Andina SA, the third largest Coca-Cola bottler in Latin America, presented a proposal to the workers whom deliver its products throughout the country daily. Workers have rejected this proposal and a few days before the outbreak of a possible strike, the union of drivers and sales assistants gave a final counter proposal.
The Food and Allied Workers Union (FAWU) salutes the 300 workers employed by Coca Cola Canners at Wadevile who are on strike that started on the 6th November 2015 at 06h00 in pursuit of agency shop agreement given that FAWU represent 78% of bargaining unit employees in the company. This strike follows an overwhelming majority yes vote following voting by a secret ballot.
The union representing striking Coca-Cola workers accepted the company's offer for federal mediation, even as it shot back at a letter the beverage giant mailed to employees defending the company's behavior during contract negotiations.