Four workers were arrested and dozens more were injured
A “Boycott NutriAsia” campaign has gained traction in social media, while contractual workers of the condiment giant maintain their picket line in Marilao despite a violent dispersal attempt on June 14. Four workers were arrested and dozens more were injured as local police claimed to be implementing a temporary restraining order (TRO) issued by a Bulacan court against the picket protest.
NutriAsia’s contractual workers set up their picket line on June 2, after management fired around 50 workers, including union leaders, and refused to implement a February 23 DOLE ruling which ordered the company to regularize 80 workers who were employed through an illegal LOC scheme. Workers also complained of unauthorized salary deductions and unsafe working conditions, reporting that NutriAsia failed to comply with laws governing occupational safety and health (OSH) standards.
Coca-Cola directly accounts for around 100,000 workers, but hundreds of thousands more are working in its supply chain. Workers face exploitation across the Coca-Cola supply chain - suppliers, product distribution, retailers, agriculture.
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Coca-Cola is the world’s richest beverage company. The multinational corporation’s richness rests on the power of monopoly capitalists to rule financial capital, grab resources, control markets, and extract superprofits by exploiting the workers of different countries.
Exploiting the Workers.
Coca-Cola directly accounts for around 100,000 workers, but hundreds of thousands more are working in its supply chain.
Workers face exploitation across the Coca-Cola supply chain - suppliers, product distribution, retailers, agriculture.
Factory workers experience contractualization, unpaid overtime, union-busting, occupation health and safety and other labor rights violations.
Coca-Cola’s agricultural supply chain in many countries is marked with poverty wages and repression.
In many countries where it operates, it is involved in the plunder of resources especially water, the main ingredient of all its products. The company takes away water from poor urban and rural communities.
Coca-Cola, one of the richest multinational corporations, is controlled by the some of greediest financial capitalists in the world.
Coca-Cola is a US-based company which owns 500 brands including Coke, Sprite, and Powerade. It also owns local brands in different countries. Its system of company-owned and independent bottling and distribution operations are in 200 countries in Africa, Asia Pacific, Middle East, Africa, Europe, Latin America and North America. Its headquarter is in Atlanta, USA.
Its declared revenue for 2017 is $35.4 billion.
Coca Cola is a major sponsor of the biggest media networks - TV, print, radio, social media and major sports and entertainment events all over the world.
Coca-Cola is highly influential in US government and in many governments around the world. It is also influential in trade associations, business councils, NGOs, universities, and research foundations.
It has been reported as one of the biggest companies in US and around the world that evades tax by keeping its cash offshore or outside the country where its top officials are headquartered.
Join the Fight Coca-Cola campaign!
The campaign is part of the Fight MNCs campaign of ILPS Workers Commission or Commission 5.
We urge all trade unions, workers’ groups, agricultural workers and farmers’ groups, affected communities, and human rights, environmental and health advocates to join in the campaign.
- Conduct an education drive about Coca-Cola workers, farmers and affected communities
- Conduct, coordinate and support campaign activities related to Coca-Cola workers, farmers and affected communities
Activities that you can join:
- Spread Fight Coca-Cola campaign materials by sharing them in social media
- Conduct fora, seminars and small-group discussions about Coca-Cola workers, farmers and affected communities
- Like our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ILPSWorkers/