IUF | Coca-Cola Workers Network | Monthly : November 2005

ACCUP launches comprehensive investigation of jobs destruction, builds national campaign

The Alliance of Coca-Cola Unions Philippines (ACCUP) has launched a 3-month intensive investigation of jobs destruction and membership decline resulting from outsourcing and casualisation. At the IUF-ACCUP strategy meeting held in Cagayan de Oro in August, preliminary data was compiled.

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ACCUP has now launched a more comprehensive program to compile data on regular job losses and membership decline involving its own affiliates as well as another 17 unions affiliated to the Coke Alliance of Independent Unions (CAILU). At a joint meeting of ACCUP, IUF NCCGP Regional Coordinator for the Asia-Pacific and several CAILU affiliates, an agreement was reached to cooperate in investigating job security and union membership losses and to build a joint national campaign on the issue.

These activities are also intended to support further discussion of the job security/outsourcing problem at the next IUF-CCC meeting on 26-27 February 2006.

Below is a sample of one of the surveys used by ACCUP to document the destruction of regular jobs through outsourcing:


Questionnaires for all ACCUP members (sales force and dailies union):


I. Reduction of members the collective bargaining unit:

a. Is there work being performed by CCBPI regular employees or CCBPI union members are being contracted out or about to be contracted out to another entity?

b. Are the tasks left behind by workers who avail of early retirement being given to regular employees or to casual and agency employees?

c. Was there any division, line (conveyor), factory, or department that was spinned off into another corporation? What the name of this corporation and how is it related to SMC or CCBPI or any of the related companies?

II. CCBPI workers are making Cosmos products using the premises, machines, equipment, etc. of CCBPI. (it is assumed that CCBPI is the 98% owner of Cosmos Bottling Corporation)

a. In a given or line or factory at CCBPI, how many bottles of Coke product are being manufactured and how many Cosmos products are being manufactured in a day?

b. Find out what transactions are going on between CCBPI and CBC.

i. In the manufacture of CBC products:

1. Contract of sale: CCBPI is the seller; CBC is the buyer. In making CBC products CCBPI does everything; it buys all of the materials to be used to make CBC products, uses its personnel, and uses its personnel, and uses its machines and facilities. The finished products are owned by CCBPI. CBC then buys the CBC products from CCBPI to CBC; OR

2. Contact of Service: CBC buys all of the raw materials, but they end up in the premises of CCBPI, which in turn takes over the production of the CBC products, i.e. CCBPI uses its personnel and facilities in making the CBC products. The finished products belong to CBC. CBC pays a service fee or contract fee.

ii. With regard to selling of the products by CCBPI salesmen, we need to know whether CCBPI receipts are being issued when CBC products are sold. If so, what happen next- does CCBPI pay a franchise fee to CBC or does CCBPI simply remit the amount collected to CBC?

iii. If CBC receipts are being used by CCBPI salesmen, what happens to the proceeds of the CBC sales?

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1. Reduction of members the collective bargaining unit:

c. Is there work being performed by CCBPI regular employees or CCBPI union members are being contracted out or about to be contracted out to another entity?


d. Are the tasks left behind by workers who avail of early retirement being given to regular employees or to casual and agency employees?


e. Was there any division, line (conveyor), factory, or department that was spinned off into another corporation? What the name of this corporation and how is it related to SMC or CCBPI or any of the related companies?

2. CCBPI workers are making Cosmos products using the premises, machines, equipment, etc. of CCBPI. (it is assumed that CCBPI is the 98% owner of Cosmos Bottling Corporation)

a. In a given or line or factory at CCBPI, how many bottles of Coke product are being manufactured and how many Cosmos products are being manufactured in a day?


b. Find out what transactions are going on between CCBPI and CBC.

i. In the manufacture of CBC products:

1. Contract of sale: CCBPI is the seller; CBC is the buyer. In making CBC products CCBPI does everything; it buys all of the materials to be used to make CBC products, uses its personnel, and uses its personnel, and uses its machines and facilities. The finished products are owned by CCBPI. CBC then buys the CBC products from CCBPI to CBC; OR


2. Contact of Service: CBC buys all of the raw materials, but they end up in the premises of CCBPI, which in turn takes over the production of the CBC products, i.e. CCBPI uses its personnel and facilities in making the CBC products. The finished products belong to CBC. CBC pays a service fee or contract fee.


ii. With regard to selling of the products by CCBPI salesmen, we need to know whether CCBPI receipts are being issued when CBC products are sold. If so, what happen next- does CCBPI pay a franchise fee to CBC or does CCBPI simply remit the amount collected to CBC?


iii. If CBC receipts are being used by CCBPI salesmen, what happens to the proceeds of the CBC sales?


Prepared by:

ACCUP Secretariat

CC:

Secretary General

National President

Vice President for Mindanao

Vice President for Visayas

Vice President for Luzon

All Local Union President