Saturday, January 28, 2006

Coke isn't good for you

New York City urges probe into Coca-Cola in Colombia

NEW YORK (AFP) - New York City's chief accountant called for a probe into alleged violence against union officials and employees at a Coca-Cola plant in Colombia.

"The New York City pension funds are concerned about the allegations of alleged human rights abuses at Coca-Cola's Colombian affiliate," city Comptroller William Thompson said in asking for a shareholder resolution on the matter.

The resolution filed on behalf of the five funds asks that Coca-Cola sponsor an independent delegation of inquiry to Colombia to examine the charges of collusion in anti-union violence made against managers and officials of Coca-Colas bottling affiliate, Coca-Cola FEMSA, and that the delegation include representatives from US and Colombian human rights organizations.


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