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Global campaign victory: Turkey ratifies ILO C176

9 December, 2014Years of campaigning led by IndustriALL Global Union has resulted in a major win for Turkish miners. Turkey’s Parliament finally approved the ILO Convention 176 on safety and health in mines on 4 December.

Coal mining unions demand Just Transition

15 October, 2018IndustriALL Global Union’s network of coal mining unions met in Delhi, India, to escalate efforts to achieve a ‘Just Transition’ in order to defend coal miners’ interests in the face of challenges from climate change, Industry 4.0 and dangerous working conditions.

SPECIAL REPORT: Why is mining still so dangerous?

20 May, 2019Despite labour regulations and the efforts of unions, mining accidents take the lives of thousands of workers every year around the world and seriously damage the environment. Why is mining still so dangerous?

Four coal miners dead and nine injured in a Coal India accident

31 July, 2019On the night shift at the Bharatpur open cast mine, at around 11.30pm on 23 July, a controlled explosion triggered a landslide trapping 13 coal miners. 

Workers killed at Glencore’s Katanga mine in Congo

18 March, 2016Seven workers are confirmed dead at the Katanga mining company’s copper and cobalt mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Tragedy in crisis ridden Central African Republic

1 July, 2013Driven by desperation and poverty amidst political upheaval, workers resumed mining at a site that had been closed in 2009 after a landslide killed 16 people. The reopened site saw tragedy on 23 June when its collapse killed 52 miners.

2010 Pike River tragedy “accident waiting to happen”

8 November, 2012Almost two years after the tragic mine accident at Pike River, New Zealand that killed 29 miners, the Royal Commission of Inquiry published its damning report this week illustrating an “unrelenting picture of failure at virtually every level”.

Pakistan: 19 miners including rescue workers die in coal mine accident

16 August, 2018 On 12 August 2018, two days before Pakistan’s Independence Day, a total of 19 including 13 coal miners and six rescue workers died in a horrific accident at Sanjidi coalmine near Quetta in Baluchistan province.

Anniversary of tragic dam disaster in Brazil

2 November, 2016As the anniversary of one of Brazil’s worst environmental disasters looms, unions are demanding that mine owners BHP Billiton and Vale take responsibility for the dam tragedy and ensure that similar accidents can never be repeated. 

Pakistan: mine deaths highlight urgent need to ratify ILO C176

4 August, 2016Three workers have been killed and another seriously injured in an accident at the state-owned Shahrigh coalmine in Pakistan, emphasizing the urgent need for the country to ratify the ILO Convention 176 on Safety and Health in Mines.