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Philippines: Coca-Cola workers call for reinstatement & regularisation of fellows; lawmaker condemns violent dispersal of protesters

Author: Kath M. Cortez, Davao Today, Published on: 15 April 2018

"Coca-Cola workers' struggle continues", 09 April 2018

Members of Kilusang Manggagawa ng Coca-Cola (KIMACO KMU) staged another call for the reinstatement of 65 workers...and the regularization of all contractual workers under Coca-Cola FEMSA Davao.

After the temporary release of 10 workers on Friday, KIMACO-KMU is now planning to file charges against police authorities who dispersed the picket...

The 10 workers were arrested and detained at the Talomo Police Station for four nights and five days upon the order of dispersal by Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio and Police Chief Inspector Ronald Lao.

A complaint was then filed against the 10 protesting workers by a certain Randy Pagatpat, who identified himself as a Coca-cola driver, for Grave Coercion while another complaint of Resistance and Serious Disobedience to an Agent of a Person in Authority was also filed by PO2 Richard Torregosa and PO1 Jomel Vigonte.

...AnakPawis Partylist Representative Ariel Casilao...said the progressive party-list in Congress will file a resolution to condemn the violent dispersal of protesting workers....

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Related companies: Coca-Cola FEMSA