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ITALY: FLAI-CGIL UNION DENOUNCES WORKER MISTREATMENT AND ABUSE AT COCA-COLA HBC

ITALIA: LA FLAI-CGIL DENUNCIA MALTRATTAMENTI E ABUSI SUBITI DAI LAVORATORI COCA-COLA IN LIGURIA

FLAI-CGIL's Regional Secretary Wanda Vallettini denounced the unacceptable conditions the about 60 Coca-Cola HBC workers - vending machine and sales operators - in the Italian region of Liguria are enduring. Forced to work up to 11 hours a day (instead of the regular 8 as per CBY) to reach impossible targets such as minimum number of visits or case sold per day - on which their bonus pay depends.

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UK: CCE Wakefield Workers Vote to Strike

R-U : LES TRAVAILLEURS CCE DE WAKEFIELD VOTENT POUR LA GREVE

RU: LOS TRABAJADORES CCE DE WAKEFIELD VOTAN LA HUELGA

On July 6, Coca-Cola Enterprise workers at the Wakefield plant (West Yorkshire) voted to strike over the company's intransigence to move its wage increase offer up from 2,5%. The strike would imply a serie of 24h work stoppages starting on July 16 - unless a breakthough in negotiations occurs - and was voted by 82% of the 517 Wakefield employees. Union officilas reported that the action would have devastating impact on retails supplies in the summer peak season, while CCE officilas claim to have "robust contingency plans" in case of industrial action.

To read the press release from the Amicus Section of UNITE click here.

To read an article in ENGLISH on this issue from The Times Online click here.

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EUROPE: CCHBC changes its regional structure

EUROPA: CCHBC MODIFICA LE SUE STRUTTURE REGIONALI

CCHBC, the 2nd Coke top-to-top bottler, has announced major changes in the geographic coveragge and management of its regional structure. All three newly defined "regions" now span from the Western Europe to Russia and CIS countries.
To read CCHBC's press release in ENGLISH click here.

BELGIUM: Blue collar unions win 8,3% wage increase in new agreement

BELGIQUE : LES SYNDICATS OBTIENNENT UNE AUGMENTATION SALARIALE DU 8,3% DANS LE NOUVEAU ACCORD lisez les antécédents ici.

BELGICA: LOS SINDICATOS GANAN UN AUMENTO DE PAGO DE 8,3% EN EL NUEVO ACUERDO

After a serie of wild strikes that broke Coca-Cola Enterprises intransigence and brought its management back to the negotiating table (read background here), the Belgian unions secured an 8,3% wage increase (as opposed to management offer of 6.5%) for the period 2007-2008. The rise covers inflation levels for the period and will be paid on 1 January, 2008. The new agreement also includes complementary health benefits for all blue collar workers.

UK: CCE Workers Receive Ballot Papers for Strike Action on Wage issues

ROYAUME-UNI: LES TRAVAILLEURS DE COCA-COLA RECOIVENT LES FORMULAIRES POUR VOTER LA GREVE

REINO UNIDO: LOS TRABAJADORES DE COCA-COLA RECIBEN LOS FORMULARIOS PARA VOTAR LA HUELGA

Source: Amicus section of UNITE the Union

Workers at Coca Cola Enterprises in Wakefield will receive strike ballot papers today. Coca Cola Enterprises now face the prospect of a series of 24 hour strikes at one of Europe's largest bottling and distribution centres during the height of summer. 95% of workers at the plant have rejected a 2.5% pay offer. The union is also preparing to ballot staff at the Coca Cola plant in Milton Keynes, meaning CCE face the prospect of co-ordinated action.

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ITALY: CCHBC buys vending operator Eurmatik

ITALIA: CCHBC compra l'operatore di distributori automatici Eurmatik

Coca-Cola 2nd world bottler CCHBC completed its acquisition of the Italian vending operator Eurmatik for EUR15.8m, after similar moves in Ireland with Vendit (2005) and Hungary with Yoppi (2006). Eurmatik distributes hot and cold beverges, waters and snacks. Read full article.

ITALIA: CCHBC acquista Traficante acque minerali

Fonte: www.acquabenecomune.org

Il 13 febbraio scorso è stata annunciata l'intesa per l'acquisizione del 100% del Gruppo Traficante da parte della Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company (CCHBC) e della The Coca-Cola Company (TCCC). L'operazione, che ammonta complessivamente a 35 milioni di Euro, prevede l'acquisizione, oltre agli stabilimenti di produzione, anche dei marchi “Lilia” e “Lilia Kiss”. L'operazione, che comprende l'acquisto di due stabilimenti e di sette marchi, sarà perfezionata e diventerà operativa entro giugno 2006, tenendo conto dell'eventuale necessità di ottenere l'approvazione delle autorità competenti.

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