Union and collective bargaining rights for Coca-Cola supplier Crown Bevcan’s workers in Turkey

Union and collective bargaining rights for Coca-Cola supplier Crown Bevcan’s workers in Turkey.

Workers of Crown Bevcan, a key can supplier of the Coca-Cola Company (TCCC) and Coca-Cola Icecek (CCI-the Turkish Coca-Cola bottler), have been systematically denied their rights to freedom of association and collective bargaining over the past 8 months. Their union, Birlesik Metal-Is (The United Metal Workers’ Union of Turkey) has been recognized as the official bargaining agent by the Labour Ministry of Turkey, Crown Bevcan has chosen to deny that right and cynically launched a ‘justice delayed, justice denied’ action through the courts to further frustrate these workers’ human rights. 

If Crown Bevcan does not withdraw its appeal against the decision of the Labour Ministry and the local courts granting union representation to Birlesik Metal-Is, workers will be further deprived of meaningful union membership and their collective bargaining rights. The appeal by Crown Bevcan is blatantly intended to ensure that justice is both delayed and denied and cynically seeks to do no more than frustrate the union and the majority of workers who chose union membership.

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