Latin America

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Nicaragua: Agreement on salary increase at Coca-Cola FEMSA

Following negotiations that started in February, and despite the economic crisis and the COVID-19 pandemic, National Beverages Industry Union (SUT-INARSA) secured an increase in wages.

The increased wages take effect from April 1 and cover 744 workers.

Guatemala: Coca-Cola FEMSA workers stand shoulder to shoulder with Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia workers


The IUF-affiliated Union of Workers of Embotelladora Central SA (STECSA) organized a solidarity demonstration for the victimized leaders and harassed members of independent unions at Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia. Demonstration was supported by STECSA's members at a Coca-Cola FEMSA facility in Guatemala. Coca-Cola FEMSA workers chanted "an injury to one is an injury to all".

Coke Femsa loses key Brazil distribution deal; shares slump

Mexico's Coca-Cola Femsa, the world's largest Coke bottler, said it is poised to lose a key distribution contract in Brazil, sending its shares down 5 percent, even as it reported an 11.5 percent jump in quarterly net profit.

IUF affiliate in Bolivia signs new agreement with Coca-Cola bottler limiting outsourcing

After five months of intense negotiations, the IUF-affiliated Union of Embol Santa Cruz signed a new collective bargaining agreement with the Bolivian Bottling Unidas fulfilling the expectations of workers.

"It was a difficult negotiation. From the beginning the company maintained its strict position especially in the discussion of economic clauses. But in the end 90 percent of our proposals were approved", said Irguen Loayza, the vice president of the Union Embol Santa Cruz.

Guatemala: Workers occupy the distribution center following illegal dismissals by Coca-Cola FEMSA

The Central Bottling Company S.A. (EMBOCEN), the subsidiary of Coca Cola FEMSA in Guatemala, unilaterally decided to close the Jalapa distribution center, outsource the distribution of Coca-Cola products under a presales model and dismiss all workers on October 3, 2016.

IUF affiliate in Panama signs new agreement with FEMSA

The IUF-affiliated Industrial Union of Workers in the Manufacturing and Marketing of Foods, Beverages, Soft Drinks, Beer, Liquor and Similar (SITRAFCOREBGASCELIS) in Panama reached an agreement with the Coca-Cola bottler FEMSA after more than a month of negotiations for a period of two years in September 2016.
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