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Dear Signet, don’t let Rio Tinto take the sparkle out of Christmas

14 December, 2015This holiday season, unions are again calling on one of the world’s largest jewellery retailers to clean up its supplier of diamonds. They are urging Signet to demand that multinational mining and metals giant Rio Tinto respect workers’ rights, indigenous peoples and the environment.

IndustriALL Global Union supports Cambodian workers at ExCo in Phnom Penh

10 December, 2015Around 200 delegates from IndustriALL Global Union met in Phnom Penh on 9 - 10 December for the Executive Committee. The meeting was held in Cambodia as a show of support for the country’s 600,000 garment workers.

Strike win just first step for Rio Tinto contract workers

17 November, 2015Over 100 security guards for Rio Tinto in Madagascar have won a three week strike, a first step toward addressing poor working conditions for contactors at the mine.

Guard strike points to global problem at Rio Tinto

21 October, 2015A security guard strike at Rio Tinto’s mine in Madagascar points to a global problem: the company’s overreliance on and failure to take responsibility for precarious workers.

On 7 October Rio Tinto workers everywhere are demanding decent work

7 October, 2015Marking World Day for Decent Work, 7 October, employees of the mining and metals giant Rio Tinto are taking concerted action to call on their employer to Stop Precarious Work.

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.”

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.

IndustriALL Global Union keeps fighting back through active campaigns

23 July, 2015Attacks against fundamental rights are continuing and increasing all over the world. Governments and multinational companies use all dirty tactics to prevent workers from joining a union of their free choice and keep them away from our important tools collective bargaining and strikes.

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.

Rio Tinto responsible for wage theft in Australian waters

8 July, 2015The crew of a ship chartered by Rio Tinto has reportedly received no wages for months and has been forced to live and work in filthy conditions.