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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.

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.

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 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).

Democratic Republic of Congo: Union organizes artisanal cobalt miners

27 February, 2018When local communities in Kasulu and Chipuki, Kolwezi, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) discovered cobalt in their backyards a few years ago, they started digging for the precious mineral. Then Chinese companies moved in and bought the concession.

Workers paid allowance after strike at DRC mine

11 June, 2020Thousands of mine workers quarantined at Tenke Fungurume copper and cobalt mine in Democratic Republic of the Congo for two-months as part of prevention strategies for Covid-19, held a successful strike on 23 May for payment of a special allowance.

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 

Putting unity into action in the DRC

22 November, 2012With the support of IndustriALL, TUMEC held its first conference in November 2012 in the mining capital town of Lubumbashi in the Democratic Republic of Congo.