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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.

Voices of resistance to Rio Tinto converge in London

11 April, 2014Labour and civil society must work together to force Rio Tinto to live by its claim to be a socially responsible company.

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.

Rio Tinto: The way it really works

14 July, 2015IndustriALL's publication Rio Tinto: The way it really works documents the vast difference between what Rio Tinto says and what it actually does.

IndustriALL Global Union responds to the mining and metals crisis

13 August, 2015IndustriALL Global Union is shocked and alarmed at the massive jobs bloodbath unfolding in the mining and metals sector, ostensibly as a result of the plunge in commodity prices. The global scale of the massive lay-offs and job cuts is unprecedented.

Workers protest against ‘return to apartheid’ at Rio Tinto in Namibia

17 August, 2015Workers at Rio Tinto’s Rössing uranium mine in Namibia organized a demonstration and delivered a petition to management stating that Rössing managers “want to make us to revert back to the apartheid system.”

MADAGASCAR Rio Tinto actions

13 October, 2014IndustriALL affiliate in Madagascar, the Fédération des Syndicats des Travailleurs de l’Energie et des Mines (FISEMA) produced a banner for the global day advertising Rio Tinto's excessive use of p

MONGOLIA Rio Tinto actions

13 October, 2014IndustriALL affiliate the Federation of Energy, Geology and Mining Workers’ Trade Unions of Mongolia (MEGM) participated in the Rio Tinto global day by handing out the Rio Tinto Ugly Truth flyer bo

Six-month lock-out ends in agreement in Quebec

6 July, 2012United Steelworkers (USW) Local 9490 members ratify a new collective agreement with Rio Tinto Alcan in Alma Quebec, after being locked out for six months.

CFMEU strikes at Rio Tinto mine

14 November, 2012Mining giant Rio Tinto is showing its anti-union character once again. In closing its Australian Blair Athol mine the company is paying lower redundancy packages to CFMEU union members than to other workers.