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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. 
 
Plundering Resources
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.
 
 Greedy Coca-Cola 
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.
 
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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.
 
Campaign objectives
  • 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:
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  • 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/ 
 
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Link-up with us for the Fight Coca-Cola campaign. Share your updates about Coca-Cola workers in factories and the supply chain, and affected communities or sectors. Send the updates in ILPS email: ilps.commission5@gmail.com or ILPS Workers Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ILPSWorkers/
President Duterte is mistaken if he thinks that these attacks against workers’ and people’s rights would quell our resistance against tyrannical rule
National labor center Kilusang Mayo Uno have strongly condemns the abduction and illegal arrest of its staff and organizer Marklen Maojo B. Maga and demands his immediate release and the dropping of the trumped-up charges against him.
 
Maga, 39 years old, was abducted by plain clothes men who identified themselves as elements of the Philippine National Police at around 8:40 this morning at a basketball court near their house in San Mateo, Rizal after taking his son to school. It was only this evening that his family and lawyers were able to confirm that he is being held at the PNP-CIDG compound in Camp Crame.
 
The KMU hold the Duterte regime responsible for the abduction and illegal arrest of Maga. This is part of his fentanyl-driven rampage against critics of his fascist and oppressive rule. This regime is stepping-up its fascist attacks against workers and the people to quell their resistance against his establishment of a fascist dictatorship.
 
The fascist Duterte regime has been intensifying its crackdown against unionists and labor rights advocates opposing his anti-worker and anti-people policies and has already killed 22 unionists and labor leaders. Last January 29, the Armed Forces of the Philippines also harassed and threatened workers’ communities in Compostela Valley and presented banana plantation unionists as New People’s Army surrenderees.
 
Maga is a KMU staff tasked to organize workers’ unions in the port area, in factory belts in Valenzuela (among them are Kentex workers), and in Central Luzon.
 
Before becoming a union organizer, Maga was also an active student leader. He was a member of the League of Filipino Students (LFS) and a founding National Council member of youth group Anakbayan.
Maga’s arrest also follows the illegal arrest and detention of his father-in-law National Democratic Front of the Philippines peace consultant and labor rights advocate Rafael Baylosis in Quezon City last January 31.
 
Duterte is mistaken if he thinks that these attacks against workers’ and people’s rights would quell our resistance against tyrannical rule. These attacks only push workers to further intensify their struggle and foil Duterte’s attempts to establish his Marcosian dictatorship. Duterte is only giving workers more reason to unite and hold widespread protests to call for the ouster of his fascist regime
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