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Amatil Indonesia - Campaign News
Stop Coca-Cola abusing human rights in Haiti, Indonesia, Ireland, the Philippines and the United States! 12-07-2018
If you have not had the chance to send a message to The Coca-Cola Company, please CLICK HERE
and ask the company to act to remedy the growing number of human rights violations within the Coca-Cola System.
Coca-Cola's recent human rights fouls = five yellow cards 12-07-2018
The Coca-Cola Company sponsors "Fair Play" at World Cup 2018 Russia but "Foul Play" at work. Take action now by clicking HERE!
Germany: NGG stands with independent unions at Coca-Coca Amatil Indonesia 12-07-2018
The board of the IUF-affiliated NGG sends solidarity greetings to Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia workers whom have organized to form independent and democratic trade unions. Since the formation of these independent unions, the company has systematically attacked their union leaders and members.
UFCW Canada stands with Coca-Cola workers' fights in Haiti, Indonesia, Ireland, Philippines and USA 11-07-2018
Members of UFCW Canada soft drinks section attending the 32nd Annual National Defence Fund (NDF)Convention in Saskatoon call on The Coca-Cola Company to act to remedy the growing number of human rights violations within the Coca-Cola System.[read more]
Unite the Union in solidarity with Zero Rights campaign 11-07-2018
Members of Unite the Union's Food, Drink and Agriculture sector attending the Unite Policy Conference 2018 (Brighton July 2-5) show their solidarity for the IUF's Coca-Cola Zero's rights campaign.[read more]
Honduras: STIBYS members demonstrate against casualization at Coca-Cola's bottler and in support of the IUF's "Zero Rights" Campaign 27-06-2018
IUF-affiliated STIBYS protested against casualization at the factory gate of Cervecería Hondureña owned by AB InBev. The factory bottles Coca-Cola products in Honduras. STIBYS members are outraged at 75 ongoing violations of the existing collective bargaining agreement. The protests also expressed strong solidarity with the IUF-affiliates in Haiti, Ireland, Indonesia, the Philippines and the United States in their ongoing struggles to exercise their fundamental workplace rights in The Coca-Cola Company and the Coca-Cola system. [read more]
IUF Japanese affiliates show strong solidarity with Coca-Cola workers world-wide 27-06-2018
More than 30 members from IUF Japanese affiliates visited the IUF Geneva headquarters and expressed strong solidarity for ongoing IUF campaigns including the Coca-Cola "Zero Rights" campaign. [read more]
Coca-Cola unions in Europe call on TCCC to halt the growing accumulation of system-wide abuses 21-06-2018
IUF affiliates that represent Coca-Cola workers in Europe came together on June 19 at NGG's headquarter in Hamburg for the IUF's European region EFFAT's Coca-Cola Coordination Group meeting. IUF affiliates that represent Coca-Cola workers in Belgium, Croatia, France, Germany, United Kingdom, Spain, Sweden and the Netherlands urged the Coca-Cola Company to engage with the IUF to halt the growing accumulation of system-wide abuses which mark the Company as a serial offender too often failing to respect the human rights of workers and unwilling to act to remedy abuses.[read more]
Ireland: Under serious intimidation anonymous SIPTU members show solidarity to the "Zero Rights" campaign by hiding themselves 15-06-2018
The Coca-Cola Company (TCCC) had earlier closed its directly owned, strongly unionized concentrate plant (where the "secret formula" syrup is manufactured) in Drogheda and recently it announced the closure of the last remaining unionized plant in Athy. Despite union membership growing beyond 50% of the union's potential members in the remaining concentrate plant in Ballina plant the Company simply refuses to recognize the union. [read more]
Coca-Cola faces protests at Deutsche Bank Global Consumer Conference in Paris 15-06-2018
When The Coca-Cola Company (TCCC) spoke at the Deutsche Bank Global Consumer Conference in Paris on June 13, 2018, the IUF and French affiliates FGTA-FO and FGA-CFDT with some of their Coca-Cola membership were demonstrating in front of the conference venue. Protesters were there to denounce the human rights abuses that the Company is allowing to accumulate in the Coca-Cola system. Protestors made the point that Coca-Cola is becoming a serial offender.[read more]
Workers affirm their confidence in dismissed independent union leader at Coca-Cola Indonesia and re-elect Atra Narwanto as Chairman 11-06-2018
Atra Narwanto, chairman of the independent union SBCCD at the company's Cibitung distribution center, has been unanimously re-elected to serve again as chairman. Workers at the Cibitung facility began organizing an independent union alternative to the pro-management structures inherited from the Suharto dictatorship in March 2015, prompting management retaliation against the workers and their elected leaders. [read more]
Coca-Cola bottler FEMSA's business model for the Philippines - job destruction, labour law violations and systematic rights abuses 11-06-2018
Coca-Cola FEMSA, which manufactures Coca-Cola branded products in the Philippines, had planned massive forced redundancies in sales and manufacturing even prior to the planned introduction of a sugar tax. The mass redundancies effectively crippled the business, guaranteeing that sales would drop in 2018. The company then presented a package of job destruction, labour law violations and systematic rights abuses as its new "business model" when the tax was introduced in December 2017.
Coca-Cola’s bottler in Haiti systematically denies workers’ rights 11-06-2018
Workers established their workplace union SYTBRACOUR in March 2017 at the Coca-Cola bottler owned by Couronne Brewery in Haiti. Since then they have been struggling to exercise trade union rights that are guaranteed by international standards and are included in the Coca-Cola Workplace Rights policy. The Coca-Cola bottler has consistently sought to deny its workers’ access to those rights. Four of the union’s leadership has been dismissed and the company has responded by telling the union they should simply elect new leaders.[read more]
Marriott hotel workers demand Coca-Cola Amatil reinstates dismissed union leaders in Indonesia 29-05-2018
The Marriott workers from Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, and South America gathered in Geneva to demand action to stop sexual harassment. Marriott workers also called on Coca-Cola Amatil to stop attacking and undermining independent, democratic unions at Coca-Cola Indonesia. [read more]
Global union federations call on Coca-Cola Amatil to stop harassing members of independent unions in Indonesia 29-05-2018
Global Union Federations that participated in the Africa Forum in South Africa joined the IUF's and the Coca-Cola Indonesia Workers Council's demands calling on Coca-Cola Amatil to stop harassing members of independent unions and to reinstate the terminated independent union leaders Atra and Lutfi. [read more]
IUF affiliate in Malawi expresses "I support Atra and Lutfi" 23-05-2018
Workers at Coca-Cola's bottler at Lilongwe, Malawi organized a protest action in support of independent unions at Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia in their fight against repression of their fundamental rights. [read more]
Council of independent unions at Coca-Cola Indonesia rejects the national collective agreement, demands reinstatement of dismissed union leaders 23-05-2018
The fight for freedom of association at Coca-Cola Amatil's operations in Indonesia has escalated with the formation of the Coca-Cola Indonesia Workers Council, bringing together four independent unions and challenging the company's collusion with SPSI, the national union structure originating in the New Order military dictatorship (1967-1998). Management refused to recognize the Coca-Cola Indonesia Workers Council and continues to harass union members while refusing to reinstate the terminated independent union leaders Atra and Lutfi.[read more]
IUF Executive Committee calls on Coca-Cola to remedy human rights abuses in Indonesia! 23-05-2018
The IUF's governing Executive Committee met in Geneva, Switzerland May 9-10 and showed solidarity with the “Zero Rights” international union campaign in support of independent and democratic union and bargaining rights for workers employed by Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia. Since 2015, Coca-Cola Amatil has been systematically violating basic rights in an effort to stamp out independent and democratic trade unions at its Indonesian operations. [read more]
Mobilization against the zero rights regime of Coca-Cola Amatil intensifies in Indonesia 03-05-2018
The first ever independent union federation of food workers in Indonesia, FSBMM, an affiliated federation of the IUF organized a protest action together with its 85 members including the members of three independent Coca-Cola Amatil workers' unions. [read more]
May Day rally in Geneva highlights the IUF's "Zero Rights" international campaign 02-05-2018
The IUF joined the May Day rally in Geneva with "Zero Rights" campaign banner and showed solidarity with the ongoing fight of independent unions and their unfairly dismissed union leaders at Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia. Hundreds of Zero Rights leaflets were passed to marchers at the rally eliciting questions about why the protest was happening. [read more]
Coca-Cola workers in Haiti in support of Coca-Cola workers in Indonesia 30-04-2018
Coca-Cola workers employed at La Couronne brewery in Haiti showed their solidarity with the dismissed elected union leaders of independent unions at Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia. Coca-Cola workers in Haiti have been struggling to exercise trade union rights since they established their workplace union SYTBRACOUR in March 2017. Local management has stated in meetings with workers that they will act to destroy this fledgling union sooner or later.[read more]
RWDSU in solidarity with dismissed union leaders at Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia 28-04-2018
RWDSU stands in solidarity with Atra and Lutfi who were fired for exercising their rights to represent their members as elected leaders of independent unions at Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia.[read more]
Protest action in Indonesia against Coca-Cola Amatil continues despite heavy rain 26-04-2018
The Coca-Cola Indonesia Workers Council (SBCCB, SBCCD and SPMCC) together with the IUF-affiliated FSBMM member unions organized a joint demonstration at Citibung factory to protest Coca-Cola Amatil and call on the company to reinstate the unfairly terminated union leaders and to end the ongoing attack on independent, democratic unions. [read more]
Independent union federation of food workers in Indonesia mobilize members in support of IUF's Zero Rights campaign 26-04-2018
The Coca-Cola Indonesia Workers Council (SBCCB, SBCCD, SBMCC and SPMCC) together with the IUF-affiliated FSBMM member unions organized a joint demonstration in Bandung to protest Coca-Cola Amatil's systematic denial of independent unions' members' right that has included terminating their elected leaders and denying collective bargaining rights.[read more]
The Coca-Cola Company's 'milestone' human rights report is a study in evasion 25-04-2018
The Coca-Cola Company's recently published human rights report comes at a time of substantial slippage by TCCC in addressing human rights at the workplace, and specifically the right of all workers within the Coca-Cola system to freely form and join trade unions of their own choice and engage in collective bargaining with their employers. It evades the Company's real-world responsibilities when it comes to ensuring respect for rights on the part of its bottlers - who employ the vast majority of the women and men around the world who manufacture Coke-branded products.
Guatemala: Coca-Cola workers protest the zero rights regime in Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia 13-04-2018
The IUF-affiliated Union of Workers of Embotelladora Central SA (STECSA) has stepped up its protest actions in support of unions in Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia fighting for their independent and democratic union and bargaining rights.
IUF affiliates call on Coca-Cola to stop its zero rights regime in Indonesia! 24-02-2018
IUF members participating in a global meeting of unions representing Coca-Cola workers held in Geneva on February 20-21 pledged to continue their support for Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia workers, and pointed to a number of other potential issues at the company. The message to Coca-Cola is a simple one: respect human rights throughout your operations and remedy the rights violations!
Pakistan: Coca-Cola Beverage Workers Union calls upon TCCC and Coca-Cola Amatil to remedy human rights violations in Indonesia 12-02-2018
Coca-Cola Beverage Workers Union Rahim Yar Khan city council held a protest action at the factory gate to extend their solidarity with the dismissed union leaders at Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia. [read more]
Benin: Coca-Cola union expresses its concern over rights violations in Indonesia to SOBEBRA management 12-02-2018
The Workers' Union of SOBEBRA (SYNTRA.SOB) that represents workers of the Coca-Cola bottler of the BGI group in Benin calls on the Coca-Cola Company and Coca-Cola Amatil to respect rights, reinstate dismissed union leaders and negotiate in good faith with independent unions in Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia.[read more]
Egypt: Mondelez union members stand with dismissed independent union leaders at Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia 12-02-2018
The IUF-affiliated Mondelez Alexandria Union members in Egypt call on the Coca-Cola Company and Coca-Cola Amatil to reinstate the two dismissed union leaders with full back pay and guarantees that they can exercise their right to act as elected leaders of the two independent unions.
IUF affiliates in Korea tell sponsor Coca-Cola 'No place for Zero Rights at the Winter Olympics!' 30-01-2018
IUF affiliates in Korea have joined the international campaign in support of independent trade unions at Coca-Cola Indonesia by highlighting The Coca-Cola Company's role as a major sponsor of the upcoming Winter Olympics in Korea.
Coca-Cola brings the taste of zero rights to the 2018 Winter Olympics! 26-01-2018
Coca-Cola is a major sponsor of this year's Winter Olympics, a huge opportunity for the world's largest beverage company to promote its brands, its images and its sales. Since March 2015 Coke's exclusive bottler for Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific, Coca-Cola Amatil ("The power behind our region's favorite brands"), has been busy bashing rights. There should be no place for Zero Rights at the Olympic Games. CLICK HERE
to tell Coke there's no place for the taste of Zero Rights at the Olympic Games!
IUF Caribbean regional committee in support of independent unions at Coca-Cola Amatil 25-01-2018
IUF affiliates in Caribbean region met for the regional Committee meeting on January 18 and 19 and discussed union and workers' rights issues in their countries. Affiliates from Antigua, Bermuda, Grenada, Barbados, Jamaica and Guyana showed their support for the IUF's "Zero Rights" campaign at Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia. [read more]
IUF North American affiliates condemn anti-union practices at Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia 16-01-2018
IUF North American affiliates met on January 12 to discuss issues facing their members in the US and Canada. UFCW, RWDSU-UFCW, IBT, FLOC, BCTGM, SEIU and Unite Here representatives joined the meeting and showed their solidarity with the struggle of independent and democratic unions at Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia.
Philippines: Coca-Cola Femsa workers stand with Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia workers 11-01-2018
Coca-Cola FEMSA workers in the Philippines organized a demonstration in front of Davao factory in solidarity with the struggle to defend the right to freedom of association at Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia.
USA: Teamsters salutes the fight for independent unions at Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia 11-01-2018
The IUF-affiliated International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) has joined the unions that have shown solidarity with the dismissed leaders of independent unions at Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA) Indonesia.
Coca-Cola's Christmas Truck meets protests at prestigious Montreux Christmas Market 19-12-2017
On Sunday December 17 Coca-Cola sent its massive Christmas Promotion Truck to spend the day at the Montreux Christmas Market, one of the most celebrated Christmas markets in Switzerland that draws crowds from across the country and beyond.
Coca-Cola Christmas Truck met with protests in UK 19-12-2017
Members of IUF-affiliated Unite The Union and the Bakers Food and Allied Workers Union (BFAWU) greeted the Coca-Cola Christmas Truck promotion in Milton Keynes with protests and "Zero Rights" campaign material for distribution to the public on December 15.
Australia: United Voice media release highlights the hypocrisy of Coca-Cola Amatil 18-12-2017
IUF-affiliated United Voice in Australia released a media statement to draw attention to the hypocrisy of The Coca-Cola Company and its bottler Coca-Cola Amatil who promote their brand with "feel good" marketing stunts, whilst at the same time violating the human rights of their Indonesian workers to organise and form free trade unions.
Germany: NGG distributes leaflets at Coca-Cola Christmas truck event in Grimma 18-12-2017
NGG organized a leafleting in Grimma around the Coca-Cola Christmas truck to show solidarity with the IUF's Global Campaign questioning the zero-rights regime at Coca Cola Amatil Indonesia operations.
Ukraine Coca-Cola workers stand with victimized Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia independent union leaders 18-12-2017
Coca-Cola workers in Ukraine salute the ongoing and determined fight of independent unions and their victimized leaders at Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia.[read more]
Pakistan: Coca-Cola beverages workers union in solidarity with independent unions at Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia 13-12-2017
The IUF-affiliated Coca-Cola Beverages Workers Union(CCBWU) in Pakistan organized a protest action at Coca-Cola Karachi factory. Karachi city council extended their solidarity with the dismissed leaders of independent unions at Coca-Cola Amatil(CCA) Indonesia.
IUF gate crashes Coca-Cola Christmas Truck promotion in London 11-12-2017
Labour friendly activists organized a leafleting at the 02 Arena in London to support the IUF International campaign condemning the "Zero Rights" regime of Coca-Cola Amatil in Indonesia.
IUF Africa regional committee shows solidarity with independent unions at Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia 11-12-2017
IUF Africa Regional Committee met in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso between December 4 and 8 and supported the IUF international campaign that challanges the human rights violations at Coca-Cola Amatil in Indonesia.
Guatemala: Coca-Cola FEMSA workers stand shoulder to shoulder with Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia workers 07-12-2017
The IUF-affiliated Union of Workers of Embotelladora Central SA (STECSA) organized a solidarity demonstration for the victimized leaders and harassed members of independent unions at Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia. Demonstration was supported by STECSA's members at a Coca-Cola FEMSA facility in Guatemala. Coca-Cola FEMSA workers chanted "an injury to one is an injury to all".
Africa: Women members in solidarity with the IUF international campaign targeting zero rights at Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia 06-12-2017
Women delegates from Ghana, Senegal, Togo, Zambia, Benin, Mali, Burkina Faso, Uganda, South Africa, Malawi, Ivory Coast, Niger and Kenya joined the IUF African women project evaluation workshop held in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso on December 4 and 5, 2017 and expressed their solidarity with the victimized leaders of independent unions at Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia.[read more]
Latin America: IUF Dairy affiliates salute the fight for independent unions at Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia 04-12-2017
Delegates to the ATILRA meeting of unions representing workers in dairy sector met in Sunchales Argentina on November 30 and expressed their solidarity with the ongoing fight for independent unions at Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia.[read more]
Uruguay: Coca-Cola workers union shows solidarity with victimized union leaders at Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia 04-12-2017
The Union of Coca Cola Workers of Uruguay (STCC) joined the IUF's Global Campaign questioning the zero-rights regime at Coca Cola Amatil Indonesia operations.
Latin America Coca-Cola Workers Federation in support of independent unions at Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia 04-12-2017
FELATRAC, the Latin America Coca-Cola Workers Federation, held its 7th annual meeting in Argentina on November 23 and 24, 2017 and joined the solidarity actions taken by the IUF affiliates in support of the independent unions and their victimized leaders fighting for their human rights at Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia.[read more]
Coca-Cola Amatil's Zero Rights Christmas Truck is here for the Holidays! 04-12-2017
Coca-Cola's famous Christmas Truck has already begun making the holiday rounds as people in many parts of the world gear up for their festive season. In some places, Coke offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to spend a night in the truck! A cozy Christmas fireplace awaits the lucky guests…