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Workers locked out of Canadian aluminium smelter after negotiations break down

25 January, 2018More than a thousand members of United Steelworkers Local 9700 have been locked out of Aluminerie de Bécancour Inc (ABI), in Bécancour, Quebec, Canada.

Rio Tinto global union network welcomes commitments from company

27 July, 2017IndustriALL Global Union affiliates from Australia, Guinea, India, Indonesia, Madagascar, Namibia, South Africa, Canada and the United States, meeting as the Rio Tinto Global Network in Johannesburg, South Africa from 19-21 July, welcomed a commitment from Rio Tinto to improve its relations with trade unions.

Unions from around the globe recommit to clean up Rio Tinto

7 October, 2016Today, the World Day of Decent Work, leaders of unions at all major Rio Tinto operations in 13 countries sent a letter to Rio Tinto’s CEO calling for a limit on Rio Tinto’s use of precarious work and improved conditions for their precarious workers.

As abuses continue, so does Rio Tinto campaign

11 July, 2016Dialogue between IndustriALL Global Union affiliates and Rio Tinto about establishing agreed global labour principles and structures for enforcing those principles continues, following a management reorganization at the company. 

Rio Tinto unions build solidarity as company reaches out

5 May, 2016The Rio Tinto global union network met in Brisbane, Australia this week, bringing together nearly fifty union leaders from Rio Tinto in eleven countries to discuss recent developments and update the network’s program of action.

Rio Tinto undermining right to strike

16 March, 2016Rio Tinto has escalated a labour dispute at its aluminium smelter in Iceland by proposing that contractors be denied the right to strike. The company is also proposing to expand the use of lower paid contractors at the site.

Rio Tinto Bunder project: un-kept promises for workers and communities

24 February, 2016At the end of January, IndustriALL Global Union and the Indian National Mineworkers Federation (INMWF) visited Chattarpur, in Madhya Pradesh, India, where Rio Tinto is waiting for approval to develop a 300-metre-deep open-pit diamond mine.  

Union struggles for decent work building at Rio Tinto

1 February, 2016Struggles are building in a number of countries against attempts by Rio Tinto to increase the use of precarious labour.

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. 

Precarious work abuse risks denounced at Rio Tinto

21 December, 2015IndustriALL has been reaching out to investors to engage Rio Tinto in limiting precarious work and improving the working conditions of precarious workers.