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Brazil – mining flood destroys everything in its way

24 November, 2015IndustriALL offers its solidarity to the residents and workers of Mariana, Brazil, victims of the environmental disaster caused by the collapse of a dam at a mine owned by Samarco Mineração S.A. The tide of toxic sludge has killed nine people, flora and fauna, and 19 people are still missing. 

Grupo Mexico cannot export corporate bad behaviour to Spain

13 February, 2015Seven months after the Mexican mining giant Grupo Mexico gained increased notoriety for causing the worst environmental disaster on Mexican territory, the multinational is close to winning the right to re-open the large Aznalcóllar mine in Southern Spain.

Toxic spill at Grupo Mexico copper mine

28 August, 2014IndustriALL Global Union Mexican affiliate Los Mineros is calling for an independent enquiry into a toxic spill earlier this month that caused serious environmental damage at one of the world’s largest copper mines. IndustriALL, which is campaigning for sustainable economic policy, supports the call.

IndustriALL urges investors to demand the truth from Rio Tinto

23 June, 2014IndustriALL is urging investors to demand the truth from mining and metals giant Rio Tinto about its pattern of conflict.

Powering up the Southern African Energy Network

9 October, 2013Unionists from the countries of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) met in Johannesburg on 1 and 2 October and resolved to reinforce cooperation and continue strengthening energy sector unions in order to increase the union network influence in the energy sector.

COP18 disappoints

20 December, 2012The 18th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP18) has ground its tedious way to its unsurprising conclusion with the adoption of a weak package of decisions dubbed the “Doha Climate Gateway”. It is now time to assess this Gateway and determine where we stand.

Human Rights Watch exposes hazards tanneries in Bangladesh

18 October, 2012HRW releases an extremely alarming report on leather tanneries poisoning workers and damaging local communities in Hazaribagh, Bangladesh.

Rio Tinto voted worst company linked to Olympics

23 July, 2012Rio Tinto was awarded the gold medal on Friday 20 July in London, after being voted the worst company linked to the London Olympics.

Rio+20 fails to deliver

5 July, 2012The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), which took place from 20 to 22 June 2012, was meant to be a turning-point in the world's efforts to address poverty and environmental degradation.

Rio+20: The Future They Want

5 July, 2012Rio+20 fails to be the world's promised "once in a generation opportunity" to address poverty and environmental degradation.