Philippines

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Philippines unions send warning to Coca-Cola FEMSA about more protests & disputes to come

In a mass rally in Manila protesting at the Coca-Cola Philippines headquarters against violations of workers' rights, unions and youth groups also sent a message to the Mexico-based Coca-Cola FEMSA:"Beware (open your eyes) - you might be buying a hornet's nest ... respect workers' rights in the Philippines".

Business Mirror (Philippines): Coca-Cola workers ‘unhappy’ with new company policies

Monday, 22 October 2012 20:18   
by Jonathan L. Mayuga / Reporter 
THE Alliance of Coca-Cola Unions in the Philippines (Accup) is “unhappy” with the way the softdrink giant is spending millions for television commercials and advertisements to project the company’s good image in celebration of its 100 years of its manufacturing existence.

Philippines: APL launches campaign to "Put the Fizz Back in Jobs at Coke"

Alliance of Progressive Labor (APL) - Put the Fizz Back in Jobs at Coke

 

“Every time you open a bottle of Coca-Cola, please remind the company to respect workers’ rights,” this is the plea made by Coca-Cola union leaders this morning during a press conference. They are asking the patrons of the soft drink giant to support their struggle against employment policies that destroys regular jobs.

Coca-Cola Philippines caught lying about smuggled sugar imports

The Philippines Bureau of Customs has ruled that Coca-Cola deliberately mislabeled refined sugar imports as "premixes". Premixes carry zero duty tariff while refined sugar is subject to a 38 percent tariff. 
So Coca-Cola has been technically smuggling sugar and lied about it when caught.
 

APL Youth Lambasts Coca-Cola Company for Killing Regular Jobs

APL YOUTH STATEMENT 12 AUGUST 2012

Today, on the occasion of the International Youth Day, the Alliance of Progressive Labor-Youth (APL-Youth) lambasted the Coca-Cola Company for destroying jobs.

Philippines youth mobilize on International Youth Day: Coke kills regular jobs!

Coca-Cola was the target of mass protest actions by young Filipinos on International Youth Day (August 12). The Alliance of Progress Labor (APL) deployed hundreds of youth activists across the country to organize public meetings and protest actions denouncing the destruction of regular jobs by Coca-Cola.

Philippines: attempts to remove banners, deny right to freedom of expression fails

Protest actions against the loss wage bargaining rights and job security continue across the Philippines. In the southern city of Davao Coca-Cola responded to the protests by attacking the right to freedom of expression. Coca-Cola management called on the Department of Public Works and Highways to remove the union’s protest banners from all public areas. As in Atlanta local management is hoping the protests will just disappear (along with workers’ rights). But just days after the banners were removed they were once again on display on the highways and other public places. This followed a meeting between the union, SAMACOKE and the Mayor of Davao City who supported the union’s right to freedom of expression. 

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