The Coca-Cola Campaigns 1980-1985

cover_160x231.jpg For nine years the 450 workers at the Coca-Cola bottling plant in Guatemala City fought a battle with their employers for their jobs, their trade union and their lives. Three times they occupied the plant - on the last occasion for thirteen months. Three General Secretaries of their union were murdered and five other workers killed. Four more were kidnapped and disappeared. What follows is the story of their struggle. It was written by Mike Gatehouse and Miguel Angel Reyes, and published in June 1987 as a booklet, "Soft Drink, Hard Labour", by the Latin Amêrica Bureau in London, with the support of War on Want.