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Zero rights campaign a key focus in strike at Coca-Cola Belgium plant


On December 14, 2018 workers at the Coca-Cola Chaudfontaine site took strike action for a day.

Philippines: CCSU stands with Coca-Cola workers' fights in Haiti, Indonesia, Ireland and USA


The Coca-Cola Sales Force Union (CCSU) affiliated to FCCU- SENTRO and the IUF in the Philippines saluted the fights of IUF affiliates in Indonesia, Ireland, Haiti and the US for their rights in the Coca-Cola system.

The human rights hypocrisy of The Coca-Cola Company

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights recognizes that no one's rights are secure unless everyone's rights are secure, and that human rights are indivisible and inseparable.

IUF international delegation brings the Coca-Cola Zero Rights campaign to Coke workers in Europe


An international IUF campaign delegation made up of union leaders representing Coca-Cola workers in Indonesia and the Philippines visited IUF affiliates organizing Coca-Cola workers in Germany, Belgium and Sweden from November 28 to December 3. The delegation included Lutfi Arifiyanto, the victimized leader of independent union SBMCC at Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia, Dwi Haryoto, the National President of Food and Beverage Workers Federation (FSBMM) in Indonesia, and Alfredo De Roja Marañon and Jowen Pasamonte Magcaling, elected leaders of Federation of Coca-Cola Unions (FCCU) in the Philippines. They provided IUF affiliates with first-hand updates of the IUF's ongoing 'Coca-Cola Zero Rights' campaign.

Coca-Cola Christmas truck meets IUF's Zero Rights campaign


The iconic Coca-Cola Christmas truck touring Switzerland the first weekend in December met up with the reality of Coca-Cola's abusive practices in countries around the world.

Thanks to IUF leaflets at the Montreux Christmas market large numbers of visitors were able to read leaflets contrasting Coca-Cola's lavishly promoted "Christmas spirit" and the harsh reality for Coca-Cola workers in many countries around the world including Indonesia, Haiti, the Philippines, Ireland, the USA and Spain.

Coca-Cola Indonesia: workers resisting anti-union dismissals refuse to leave their factory


The five leaders and members of the independent union at the Coca-Cola Bandung factory continue to refuse to leave the factory they have remained inside since November 12. The 5 reported as usual for work that day and refused to sign letters endorsing their termination as a consequence of what had earlier been described as a 'voluntary' retrenchment program (CLICK HERE for background.

Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia takes disciplinary action against union president for informing members of their legal rights

Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia is taking disciplinary action against the president of the independent, democratic union at Coca-Cola Bandung, Sovi Fradina Mardani Masrip, for informing his members of their legal rights.When management launched a retrenchment program, workers asked questions in a WhatsApp Messenger group about the proposed separation pay. Sovi Fradina responded by sharing information on separation pay according to the law and how these legal entitlements are calculated. Management  immediately issued a third and final warning letter against Sovi Fradina on October 19 accusing him of "deliberately disseminating information to employees" that disrupted the retrenchment program and caused harm to the company. By issuing a third warning letter (and bypassing a first and second warning letter), management declared this a serious offence that will lead to suspension and possibly termination at any time in the next six months, up until April 19, 2019.

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