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Campaign News

Zero rights campaign a key focus in strike at Coca-Cola Belgium plant 14-12-2018


On December 12, 2018 workers at the Coca-Cola Chaudfontaine site took strike action for a day.
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Philippines: CCSU stands with Coca-Cola workers' fights in Haiti, Indonesia, Ireland and USA 13-12-2018


The Coca-Cola Sales Force Union (CCSU) affiliated to FCCU- SENTRO and the IUF in the Philippines saluted the fights of IUF affiliates in Indonesia, Ireland, Haiti and the US for their rights in the Coca-Cola system.
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The human rights hypocrisy of The Coca-Cola Company 11-12-2018

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights recognizes that no one's rights are secure unless everyone's rights are secure, and that human rights are indivisible and inseparable.


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IUF international delegation brings the Coca-Cola Zero Rights campaign to Coke workers in Europe 06-12-2018


An international IUF campaign delegation made up of union leaders representing Coca-Cola workers in Indonesia and the Philippines visited IUF affiliates organizing Coca-Cola workers in Germany, Belgium and Sweden from November 28 to December 3. The delegation included Lutfi Arifiyanto, the victimized leader of independent union SBMCC at Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia, Dwi Haryoto, the National President of Food and Beverage Workers Federation (FSBMM) in Indonesia, and Alfredo De Roja Marañon and Jowen Pasamonte Magcaling, elected leaders of Federation of Coca-Cola Unions (FCCU) in the Philippines. They provided IUF affiliates with first-hand updates of the IUF's ongoing 'Coca-Cola Zero Rights' campaign.
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Coca-Cola Christmas truck meets IUF's Zero Rights campaign 04-12-2018


The iconic Coca-Cola Christmas truck touring Switzerland the first weekend in December met up with the reality of Coca-Cola's abusive practices in countries around the world.

Thanks to IUF leaflets at the Montreux Christmas market large numbers of visitors were able to read leaflets contrasting Coca-Cola's lavishly promoted "Christmas spirit" and the harsh reality for Coca-Cola workers in many countries around the world including Indonesia, Haiti, the Philippines, Ireland, the USA and Spain.
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Indonesia: Coca-Cola workers resisting anti-union dismissals take their struggle to company headquarters 27-11-2018


Members of the independent union at Coca-Cola in Bandung took their fight for rights to the company's national office in Jakarta on November 19 following a week-long collective refusal by victimized workers to leave the factory.
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Coca-Cola Indonesia: workers resisting anti-union dismissals refuse to leave their factory 15-11-2018


The five leaders and members of the independent union at the Coca-Cola Bandung factory continue to refuse to leave the factory they have remained inside since November 12. The 5 reported as usual for work that day and refused to sign letters endorsing their termination as a consequence of what had earlier been described as a 'voluntary' retrenchment program (CLICK HERE for background.
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Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia takes disciplinary action against union president for informing members of their legal rights 01-11-2018

Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia is taking disciplinary action against the president of the independent, democratic union at Coca-Cola Bandung, Sovi Fradina Mardani Masrip, for informing his members of their legal rights.When management launched a retrenchment program, workers asked questions in a WhatsApp Messenger group about the proposed separation pay. Sovi Fradina responded by sharing information on separation pay according to the law and how these legal entitlements are calculated. Management  immediately issued a third and final warning letter against Sovi Fradina on October 19 accusing him of "deliberately disseminating information to employees" that disrupted the retrenchment program and caused harm to the company. By issuing a third warning letter (and bypassing a first and second warning letter), management declared this a serious offence that will lead to suspension and possibly termination at any time in the next six months, up until April 19, 2019.
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Classic Coke 23-10-2018

The Coca-Cola Company (TCCC), through its Australian subsidiary Coca-Cola Australia, has announced the joint acquisition, together with its Australian-based bottler Coca-Cola (CCA) of a 45% ownership stake in Australia's Made Group, which produces non-soda 'healthy' beverages.
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Coca-Cola Workers Union in Pakistan in solidarity with Zero Rights campaign 16-10-2018


The IUF-affiliated Coca-Cola Workers Union in Pakistan call on The Coca-Cola Company and its bottlers Coca-Cola Amatil in Indonesia, BIG in the Philippines, la Brasserie de la Couronne in Haiti, the Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Northern New England in the US, TCCC itself in Ireland and Coca-Cola European Partners in Spain to remedy the ongoing rights violations in these countries and ensure guarantees that Coca-Cola system workers can exercise their right to form or join a union without fear of reprisal and negotiate collective bargaining agreements.
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Coca-Cola shop stewards and union leaders in Tunisia stand with IUF's Zero Rights campaign 16-10-2018


Coca-Cola shop stewards and union leaders of the IUF-affiliated FGAT- UGTT in Tunisia joined an IUF seminar on gender based violence and sexual harasment and saluted the unions in 6 countries who are fighting for their rights in the Coca-Cola system.
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Canadian Soft Drink Workers Council pledges full support for the IUF's 'Zero Rights' campaign 04-10-2018


The IUF International campaign delegation's tour of Canada ended at the annual meeting of the Canadian Soft Drink Workers Council in Halifax, Nova Scotia.  An international union delegation including Atra Narwanto and Lutfi Arifiyanto, the victimized leaders of independent unions at Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia met union representatives from Coca-Cola plants throughout Canada.
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International delegation brings IUF Coca-Cola Zero Rights campaign to Coke unions across Canada 03-10-2018


An international union delegation including Atra Narwanto and Lutfi Arifiyanto, the victimized leaders of independent unions at Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia, is currently meeting with IUF affiliates representing Coca-Cola workers in Canada.
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IUF international union delegation brings the 'Coca-Cola Zero Rights' campaign to the USA 03-10-2018


Following successful protests and meeting with student groups in Atlanta (see more here) IUF members from Indonesia, the Philippines and Haiti shared their experiences of The Coca-Cola Company's human rights failures in their countries with IUF members working at Coca-Cola in Boston and Philadelphia and student civil rights groups in Atlanta.
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IUF members from around the world protest Coca-Cola's rights violations at company-sponsored human rights conference 17-09-2018


Led by the IUF, unions representing Coca-Cola workers around the world held a spirited demonstration on September 13 outside The Coca-Cola Company-sponsored conference on business and human rights at the company's global headquarters in Atlanta.
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Mondelez unions in support of Coca-Cola unions fighting against human rights violations 13-09-2018


IUF affiliates that represent Mondelez workers from 18 unions, 13 countries, and 6 continents gathered in Brussels to discuss their issues and expressed their solidarity with Coca-Cola workers and their unions fighting against human rights violations of the Coca-Cola Company and its bottlers in Haiti, Indonesia, Ireland, The Philippines, Spain and the United States.
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Kenya: IUF affiliate says Stop Zero Rights regime in the Coca-Cola system 03-09-2018


Coca-Cola shop stewards and union leaders of the IUF-affiliated Kenya Union of Commercial, Food and Allied Workers (KUCFAW) joined an IUF seminar on August 30 in Nairobi and saluted the unions in 5 countries who are fighting for their rights in the Coca-Cola system. They organized a small picket in front of the Coca-Cola plant in Nairobi and posed for a solidarity photo.
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Coca-Cola German Works Council support for the IUF's "Zero Rights" campaign 22-08-2018


The IUF-Affiliated NGG and General Works Council of Coca-Cola European Partners Germany have lent support to the IUF's "Zero Rights" campaign and denounced The Coca-Cola Company's current human rights failures in a number of countries. The Works Council published a special edition of their newsletter expressing support and collected signatures from members at Coca-Cola and activists all demanding that the company fully respect and guarantee access to human rights throughout Coca-Cola operations worldwide.

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IUF members spotlight company's serial human rights offenses at Coca-Cola flagship store in Las Vegas 17-08-2018


On August 13 members from IUF affiliates, including supporters from the IUF's affiliate BCTGM from across the USA and Unite Here's Las Vegas Local 226 put the spotlight on The Coca-Cola Company's multiple human rights abuses in an action outside the flagship Coca-Cola store on the Las Vegas strip. They were joined by IUF President Mark Lauritsen, BCTGM President David Durkee and BCTGM Secretary Treasurer Steve Bertelli.

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Nepal: IUF affiliate supports “Zero Rights” campaign 13-08-2018


At the Food and Beverage meeting organized by the IUF in Kathmandu, the Whole Industry Trade Union Nepal (WHIN) poses for a solidarity photo for the IUF’s “Zero Rights” campaign asking TCCC to remedy the growing number of human rights violations within the Coca-Cola System.
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Japan: Food Rengo shoulder to shoulder with IUF Coca-Cola affiliates that stand up against rights abuses 13-08-2018


The IUF-affiliated Food Rengo members that represent flour mills sector in Japan show their solidarity with the IUF’s “Zero Rights” campaign.
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India: AB InBev union in solidarity with IUF affiliates fighting TCCC’s rights abuses 13-08-2018

Haryana Breweries Limited Mazdoor Union(HBLM) that represents AB InBev workers at Sonepat factory supports IUF affiliates in Indonesia, Ireland, Haiti, the Philippines and the US that fight against rights abuses within the Coca-Cola system. The Coca-Cola Company is failing to remedy the growing number of human rights violations within the Coca-Cola System.

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Indonesia: FSBMM and its members at Danone aqua stand with “Zero Rights” campaign 13-08-2018


Independent federation of food workers in Indonesia (FSBMM) together with its new member union that represents Danone Aqua workers at Subang factory stand with the IUF’s “Zero Rights” international campaign which targets TCCC’s failure to remedy the ongoing rights violations in five countries.

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Cambodia: Food and Service Workers' Federation in solidarity with Zero Rights campaign 06-08-2018


IUF-affiliated Cambodian Food and Service Workers' Federation (CFSWF) that represents Coca-Cola workers in Cambodia declares solidarity for Coca-Cola workers and their unions in Haiti, Indonesia, Ireland, the Philippines and the United States fighting against the human rights abuses of TCCC and its major bottlers.
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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.

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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!


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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.


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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.

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