violations of workers rights
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.
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.
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.
In late February 2015, more than 200 workers employed in the distribution of Sorocaba Refreshments, which produces and markets Coca Cola products, were fired during the Carnival holidays. The company sent a notification to the workers while transferring the entire fleet of trucks to a nearby town to outsource the service.