Strike breaks out at
and Inca Kola
Two Peruvian beverage
sector unions are on strike and both concerning the SAA Lindley Corporation
companies. Sirel spoke with the Secretary of Defense of the National Federation
of Workers of the Food Sector, beverages and allied (according to its initials
in Spanish, FNT-CGTP-ABA), Benancio Aguilar, who provided detailed information
on the strike initiated by the workers.
-Why have you taken the
decision of going on strike at Coca-Cola and Inca Kola?
-The National Union of
Workers of Embotelladora Latinoamericana (SINATREL) - of Coca Cola-,
comprising 650 affiliated workers, has been on strike since last Monday 28 for a
solution to its List of Demands, as well as the Workers’ Union of the Lindley
Corporation Public Limited Company (SITRACJORLINSA) - of Inca Kola
- with 285 affiliates, who has also been on strike since the same day.
In the case of the
companions of Inca Kola, their strike has been authorized by the Ministry
of Labour, while that of SINATREL, has been declared inadmissible because
supposedly the Union has not complied with all the necessary formalities to
legalize the declaration of strike.
In this case it's a
simple procedure, since the Union has not formally communicated the appointment
of the current Board of Directors.
The company is the same
for both unions - José R. Lindley SAA Corporation - and together they
represent more than a thousand workers from a total of 3,000 employees at all
levels. The Corporation is offering 93 cents daily pay rise, when the collective
agreement signed for two years in 2010 stipulates that the increase for this
year would be $ 1.90 per day and $ 2.21 per day for the next year.
It is a completely
-What actions are
planned now in addition to going on with the strike?
continue with their strike and with the Federation they have requested an urgent
meeting with the Minister of Labour. This week we are planning a
demonstration of the entire beverage sector towards the headquarters of that
December 5, 2011