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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. 

CONGO (DRC)

8 October, 2014On 7 October IndustriALL affiliates in the Democratic Republic of Congo organized a seminar through which a memorandum was drafted and delivered to the Governor of the province of Katanga.

New union challenges the status quo in DR Congo

19 February, 2016In the heart of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), a country ravished by a torrid past and raging civil war and with little tolerance for different voices, the rise of the Travailleurs Unis dans les secteurs Miniers, Métallurgie, Energie et Chimie Worker’s Union (TUMEC) is an inspirational story of trade unionism.

Congo mining unions unite at Glencore

15 November, 2018Building a membership base through recruiting and organizing is a key strategy for strengthening union power at Glencore in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

Will blockchains verify virtue in the value chain?

28 January, 2019The case of cobalt

Workers killed at Glencore’s Katanga mine in Congo

18 March, 2016Seven workers are confirmed dead at the Katanga mining company’s copper and cobalt mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Democratic Republic of Congo

9 October, 2015IndustriALL Global Union affiliates in the Democratic Republic of Congo united on 7 October to discuss joint strategies to reduce subcontracting in the country and promote social responsibility by industrial enterprises. #STOPrecariousWork 

African unions confront precarious work

29 January, 2014Meeting in Togo, affiliates from 13 African countries evaluated their successes and challenges in 2013 and strategized how they will continue to make progress against precarious work in 2014.

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. 

Calls for sustainable mining after 43 artisanal miners killed in DRC landslide

4 July, 2019The death of 43 artisanal miners at a Glencore-owned Kamoto Copper Company mine in Kolwezi, Lualaba Province, highlights the vulnerable situation of artisanal miners in Sub Saharan Africa.