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Glencore, below the surface

1 May, 2018This briefing details Glencore’s environmental, social and governance (ESG)-related risks – with a focus on labour-related risks – that have not been disclosed adequately by the company or well-covered by other sources, and encourages investors and other stakeholders to put specific questions to the company based on this information.

South Africa: Union protests Glencore malpractices

26 April, 2018Hundreds of workers from IndustriALL Global Union affiliate, the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA), marched to Glencore's office in Johannesburg on 25 April, protesting against the mining giant’s workers’ and human rights abuses.

SPECIAL REPORT: Glencore, the commodities giant with no soul

25 April, 2018After surviving a near-death experience in 2015, Glencore stocks are riding high on world markets: the company has just posted its best ever results. One reason is its dominance of supplies of cobalt, an essential mineral used in batteries for smart phones and electric cars. Cobalt prices are soaring, and Glencore controls supply through massive operations in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

PROFILE: TUMEC - organizing and defending Congolese workers’ rights

25 April, 2018IndustriALL Global Union affiliate in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Travailleurs Unis des Mines, Métallurgies, Energie, Chimie et Industries Connexes (TUMEC), is committed to fighting for workers’ rights, better pay, improved health and safety, and to organizing women. 

IndustriALL warns car industry of worker abuse in Glencore cobalt mines

22 March, 2018IndustriALL Global Union is calling on the car industry to pressure Glencore to clean up its operations in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), after revelations of dire working conditions at the company’s cobalt mines in the country. 

DRC: IndustriALL supports new mining code, demands greater share for workers

5 March, 2018IndustriALL Global Union affiliates in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), TUMEC, CSC, UNTC and OTUC, support a new mining code that will ensure that the country receives a greater share of the revenue earned from its mines.

DRC: IndustriALL mission finds Glencore gravely mistreating workers at cobalt mines

22 February, 2018An IndustriALL Global Union fact-finding mission to Glencore’s copper and cobalt mines in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has uncovered alarming mistreatment of workers directly contradicting Glencore’s claims.

200 days: Glencore lockout continues at Oaky North in Australia

27 January, 2018Glencore has locked workers out of the Oaky North mine in Queensland, Australia for 200 days in an ongoing industrial dispute.

Unions take action against Glencore ahead of investor call

14 December, 2017Glencore workers and their unions took action across the world to highlight the company’s failure to respect human rights.

IndustriALL takes fight to Glencore in London

1 December, 2017IndustriALL took its global campaign against Glencore to the London Mines and Money conference where it was joined by a broad coalition protesting Glencore’s abuses of workers, communities and the environment.