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Organizing diamond mineworkers in Lesotho

11 April, 2019A union organizing team of ten travelled over 190 km from Maseru on 4 April — through winding, gravel tracks and a running river before reaching the Storm Mountain Diamond mine in Kao village, in the Butha-Buthe district of Lesotho. 

South African women’s council pickets against sexual harassment at UNISA

2 April, 2019In a vibrant picket punctuated by struggle songs, dancing and chanting, over a hundred women from the IndustriALL Global Union National Women’s Council of South Africa (INWC-SA) came from Johannesburg, Pretoria and Rustenburg to demand justice for Gugu Ncube.

Shell worker abuses in Nigeria taken to UN Human Rights Council

15 March, 2019Royal Dutch Shell violations against contract workers in Nigeria came under scrutiny today at the 40th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland.

600 Burkinabe mineworkers who lost jobs after mine closure demand fair compensation

1 March, 2019600 workers from the former Societes Mines de Belahauro (SMB) are demanding fair compensation as required by the labour laws after the closure of Inata Mine in 2017.

Glencore African union network opens dialogue with company

21 February, 2019At a meeting in Johannesburg, South Africa on 7-8 February, around 20 union representatives from three African countries met Glencore’s global and country human resources managers to begin discussions on employment-related issues.

Calls for safety standards in artisanal mining as Zimbabwe’s flooded gold mines claim 28 lives

21 February, 2019Eight artisanal miners were rescued last week while 28 died when Cricket and Silver Moon gold mines in Battlefields, 175km from Harare, flooded after heavy rains. More are missing and feared dead with heavy rains continuing to slow down rescue efforts.

IndustriALL and Rio Tinto set QIT Madagascar Minerals on the path to constructive social dialogue

18 February, 2019IndustriALL Global Union and Rio Tinto undertook a joint mission to resolve the troubled industrial relations climate at Rio Tinto’s QIT Madagascar Minerals.

African Mining Indaba: decent and sustainable work must be the future of mining in 2050

7 February, 2019“What does the future of work entail when mining is done through automation, and how will workers and mine-affected communities’ benefit?” 

Nigerian unions welcome minimum wage progress

4 February, 2019A sustained campaign by unions and threat of strike action has succeeded in pushing the Nigerian National Assembly to approve a new national minimum wage of 30,000 Naira (US$83) a month, when it appeared to be stalling.

Zimbabwe union leader arrested after general strike call

22 January, 2019Japhet Moyo, secretary general of the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU), was arrested at Harare airport yesterday morning and charged with subversion after a ZCTU call for a general strike against a dramatic fuel price hike.