Coke workers demand proof to justify termination
Union workers decried Coca-Cola Femsa Philippines Inc.’s decision to lay off over 600 workers, demanding transparency on the firm’s supposed business model restructuring.
A local newspaper reported that at least 30 groups gathered on Friday in Quezon City to establish a new coalition called “All Coke Unions.” Aside from seeking a consultation with workers Coke had to let go, the group demands the firm to release evidence that would attest it’s need to reset its business approach.
Coke’s decision to cut down its workforce came in the wake of the implementation of the new tax reform package which imposed higher excise tax on sweetened and sugary drinks.
The layoffs will begin March with most employees from the sales department to be terminated.