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Date updated : 15-Jan-2018

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Coca-Cola brings the taste of Zero Rights to the 2018 Winter Olympics!

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.

Since 2015, workers at Coca-Cola Amatil's Indonesian operations have been seeking to form independent unions. When workers at Coke operations in West Java formed a union and legally registered it, union chairman Atra Narwanto was suspended and subsequently dismissed and prevented from meeting with his members. When workers at another facility in Central Java formed and registered a union in February 2017, union chairman Lutfi Ariyanto was transferred, then suspended, then formally dismissed late last year. Workers are pressured to withdraw their support for their organizations, and their unions are shut out of the collective bargaining process.

Nearly twenty years after Indonesia freed itself from an oppressive military dictatorship, workers at the Coca-Cola Indonesia are still waiting for rights at the workplace.

Use the form below to send a message to The Coca-Cola Company in the USA and Coca-Cola Amatil in Australia, telling them to respect rights, reinstate dismissed union leaders and negotiate in good faith.

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To Alison Watkins, CEO, Coca-Cola Amatil
Libby Wilson, Group Human Resources Director, Coca-Cola Amatil
Cc Brent Wilton, Global Director, Workplace Rights and Human Rights, The Coca-Cola Company
Jeff Maguire, Head of People and Productivity - Supply Chain, Coca-Cola Amatil

Dear Madam/Sir,

I am outraged to learn that anti-union practices continue at Coca-Cola Amatil's Indonesian operations. Elected union chairman Lutfi Ariyanto has now been formally dismissed. His termination follows the earlier dismissal of Atra Narwanto. The rights of workers at Coca-Cola Indonesia are being systematically denied and repressed. I call upon you to act immediately to remedy these human rights violations by immediately reinstating the dismissed union leaders, respecting the rights of the unions and their members and engaging in good faith collective bargaining negotiations on the full range of issues raised by the unions at these operations.

Yours sincerely

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