violations of workers rights

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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. 

Solidarity for the sacked Coca-Cola Morocco workers

Ben Malouk Hassan, a technician who had worked for 17 years in the Coca-Cola Marrakesh bottling plant is unfairly dismissed on 2 August 2012 because of his union activities. Another worker Jalouli Mohamed, a fork-lift truck driver with 17 years of good service at Coca-Cola Casablanca bottling plant was involved in an unintentional accident when he was following the instructions of his supervisors. The local management claimed that communicating the facts of the accident to international organizations was grounds for dismissal.

Philippines: Coke tells union which federation it can and cannot join

Interference in union affairs was taken to a new level at the Coca-Cola bottling plant in General Santos when national HR management instructed the union on which national federation it should be affiliated to.
 

Philippines: Management dictates use of trade union leave, denies leave for ACCUP-IUF training

At the Coca-Cola Bacolod plant management escalated its attack on trade union rights by laying down new restrictions on how paid trade union leave is used. 

Coca-Cola US Dunkin' Donuts deal breaks union contract, threatens jobs

Dunkin' Donuts announced a major deal with Coca-Cola on April 2, 2012. It would serve Coca-Cola products in more than 9,400 restaurants in the United States after ending its PepsiCo tie-up. The employees of Coca-Cola Refreshments (Coca-Cola's North American bottling operation) organized in the IUF affiliated Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU-UFCW) hoped that this would result in hiring more.  

Watch the video and stand up for workers’ rights at Coca-Cola Philippines.

Coca-cola workers in the Philippines are unhappy. The company refuses to collectively bargain with its workers for a wage increase and other benefits.  Coca-Cola Bottlers Philippines, Inc. (CCBPI) is threatening the workers' union and job security of workers.

Watch this video and find out what you can do to help make Coca-cola workers happy.

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