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Down Rio Tinto, down!

6 February, 2014On Thursday, the Rio Tinto Global Union Network took to the streets of Cape Town, supported by hundreds of members from IndustriALL Global Union affiliated mining unions, National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) and South African Clothing and Textile Workers' Union (SACTWU). The demonstrators demanded an end to Rio Tinto’s bad corporate behaviour at its operations around the world.

Rio Tinto's 'sustainable mining' claims exposed

31 July, 2014Global mining giant Rio Tinto markets itself as a 'sustainable company', writes IndustriALL Assistant General Secretary Kemal Özkan on The Ecologist. But serious failures in its reporting, and its attempt to hold an Australian indigenous group to ransom, reveal a very different truth: the company is driven by a reckless pursuit of profit at any cost.

IndustriALL and Rio Tinto conduct joint mission at Oyu Tolgoi mine in Mongolia

26 September, 2018Global social dialogue between IndustriALL Global Union and Rio Tinto took a significant step forward when both parties undertook a joint mission to Rio Tinto’s massive Oyu Tolgoi copper and gold operations and underground expansion in the remote South Gobi desert of Mongolia.

Rio Tinto slammed for slipping safety standards at Melbourne AGM

12 May, 2014Rio Tinto is notorious for its union bashing tactics and abuse of precarious workers. Along with a protest outside, Australian unions CFMEU and AWU took the floor at Rio Tinto’s annual general meeting in Melbourne on 8 May, slamming the company’s poor safety standards and unfair practices.

Historic win for Rio Tinto workers

23 January, 2013Rio Tinto has agreed to resume negotiations with IndustriALL Global Union affiliate, the Australian Workers Union (AWU), after Fair Work Australia agreed that the majority of the workers at Bell Bay wanted to collectively bargain for pay and conditions.

Paraguayans oppose Rio Tinto plans

22 January, 2013At the end of 2012, Paraguayans demonstrated against the government’s decision to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the company. Some business sectors have also indicated their opposition to the project and have shown little interest in investing in the proposed industrial park.

Tackling mine safety in Vietnam and Mongolia

11 June, 2019IndustriALL is working with unions, employers and governments in Vietnam and Mongolia to promote mine safety using ILO Convention 176 on Safety and Health in Mines.

Australia – CFMEU video on Rio Tinto action day

9 October, 2014As IndustriALL Global Union launched a global day of action against Rio Tinto on 7 October, Australian mining union CFMEU released this powerful video. CFMEU, general secretary, Andrew Vickers, explains the reasons behind the campaign.

Industry controlled Responsible Jewellery Council fails to fulfill promise

22 May, 2013Industry controlled Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) fails to fulfill promise of preventing conflict diamonds and dirty gold. Trade unions and environmental groups team up to expose deep flaws in jewelry certification system

Rio Tinto: question mark over safety record in France

23 December, 2015Serious doubts have been raised over Rio Tinto’s reporting of incidents and worker injuries its Carbone Savoie site in France.