How Rio Tinto mistreats its African workforce
Tuesday 26 June 2012
Foreign Press Association, 25 Northumberland Avenue, WC2N 5AP, London
More than 1000 trade unionists from around the world met in Copenhagen on June 19th to launch the IndustriALL Global Union, representing 50 million workers in 140 countries in the mining, energy and manufacturing sectors.
Jyrki Raina, the first general secretary of IndustriALL Global Union, will brief Foreign Press Association members and members of the British media about the new global union - and key issues around human rights, respect and workers' rights that this new global organization will campaign for over the coming years.
The first major worker rights campaign that IndustriALL Global Union will run has a focus on the human rights of Rio Tinto's African workforce with a launch at the FPA of a key research report on how Rio Tinto behaves in that continent.
Organiser: IndustriALL & FPA