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Global May Day celebrations

2 May, 2014On May Day, IndustriALL Global Union affiliates around the world celebrated the international workers' day.

MADAGASCAR Rio Tinto actions

13 October, 2014IndustriALL affiliate in Madagascar, the Fédération des Syndicats des Travailleurs de l’Energie et des Mines (FISEMA) produced a banner for the global day advertising Rio Tinto's excessive use of p

Living wages a major demand in Africa

22 October, 2014Campaigns are being developed in several African countries to push for living wages.

Precarious Work in Rio Tinto Operation in Madagascar

21 October, 2013Members of IndustriALL Global Union affiliate, the Fédération des Syndicats des Travailleurs de l’Energie et des Mines (FISEMA), at Rio Tinto operations at Fort-Dauphin distributed flyers on 7 October to mark the World Day for Decent Work and their current struggle concerning the settlement of the mass dismissals in the plant.

Young workers discuss strategies for the future of unions in Africa

29 July, 2019Young workers in Sub Saharan Africa live in a region of high unemployment, inequality, poverty, low manufacturing and declining industrialization. Further, transformation at the workplace is taking place due to Industry 4.0 automation and artificial intelligence. 

Sherritt – show us the evidence for lay-offs

27 August, 2015Two months after 900 mine workers at Sherritt’s multibillion-dollar nickel operation in Madagascar were laid off, the company has refused to provide evidence that the retrenchments were financially necessary.

Textile workers remain with no jobs, no pay in Madagascar

22 December, 2017263 workers of the CLASSIC KNITWEAR in Antananarivo, Madagascar are fighting against arbitrary technical unemployment, which is a type of forced three-month unpaid leave imposed on workers by the company, during which a worker cannot change employer.

Victory as strike ends at Rio Tinto QMM in Fort-Dauphin, Madagascar

14 March, 2018Workers at Rio Tinto’s QIT Madagascar Minerals (QMM) operations downed tools twice in five days over management’s violation of their collective bargaining agreement relative to salary increases.  About 320 permanent workers out of 480 went out strike on 8 March.

Mass dismissals at Rio Tinto in Madagascar

31 July, 2013The sharp decline in commodity prices in the international market is being felt in the mining sector in Madagascar, as Rio Tinto QMM’s subcontractor Omega plans to stop operations at Fort-Dauphin.

SPECIAL REPORT: Rio Tinto unsustainable business practice

27 November, 2013Claiming to abide by good corporate practice, mining giant Rio Tinto’s behaviour includes major disputes with trade unions, communities, regulatory authorities, as well as over indigenous people’s rights.