Coca Cola FEMSA
workers from Cosmópolis in São Paulo have approved in an assembly carried out on
May 31, the offer of the Work Collective Agreement 2011-2012, as a result of the
negotiation between the company and the Food Union of Limeira, SP.
Thanks to this agreement, the workers will have a wage adjustment of between 7
and 12 percent.
Apart from the PLR (according to its abbreviation in Spanish, the
Participation in the Profit and Results of the Company) in the agreements
achieved in 2010, the workers have also obtained an adjustment of Food Allowance
of 26,3 percent, going from 95 reales to 120 reales (from 60 to 75 dollars
The rest of the benefits negotiated by the Union have been maintained, like:
Health Agreement, School Objects, Basic Basket, Special Allowance for Disabled
The moment stipulated for the collective bargaining of these workers is March;
however, the agreement is about to be signed only now, due to the intransigence
of the company during the negotiation process.
Strong action of
the Union was necessary, in the eyes of the company, in order to achieve the
improvement of the workers’ salaries, apart from obtaining an adjustment in the
Food Allowance. Now the company will have to pay the differences retroactive to
The Union appreciates the comprehension of the workers, who waited for and
supported the negotiation.
The company tried
to defeat us by fatigue, but the workers proved they are organized and trust the