CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Coca-Cola's bottler in Venezuela says shortages of soft drinks have grown due to a strike that has been running for more than 11 days at a key plant.
Rodrigo Anzola, legal director of Coca-Cola Femsa de Venezuela SA, said the strike at the company's Valencia plant continues even though there have been signs of progress in talks with union leaders. About 1,000 workers at the plant have been striking since Jan. 14 demanding pay raises and other benefits.
Coca-Cola Femsa, a Mexican-based bottler, operates four plants and more than 30 distribution centers in the South American nation.
Anzola said Tuesday that as the days pass, "the level of shortages" of soft drinks is growing more pronounced nationwide.