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Covid-19 union solidarity from Canada to Madagascar

22 July, 2020IndustriALL affiliates in Madagascar, Syndicalisme et Vie Sociétés (SVS) and Sendika Kristanina Malagasy (SEKRIMA) have partnered with the Canadian Steelworkers Humanity Fund (SHF) to carry out joint campaigns to stop the spread of the coronavirus among vulnerable communities and assist in creating community resilience.

Madagascar: IndustriALL supports drive to organize, educate and fight back at Rio Tinto

21 August, 2014IndustriALL Global Union, together with its affiliate, FISEMA, held a workshop on 8 August focused on organizing Rio Tinto’s workers and subcontractors at the company’s mineral sand mine operation QMM in Fort Dauphin, Madagascar.

FEATURE: IndustriALL: Campaigning, organizing, and winning

2 December, 2014Supply-chain pressure, coalition and network building, media strategy, and corporate research are all vital elements to trade union campaigning. But it is workers’ solidarity across national borders that, time and again, makes the difference and achieves the win.

Madagascar: Sherritt workers attempt suicide after being fired

12 June, 2015Two workers at Sherritt International’s multi-billion dollar nickel project in Madagascar have attempted suicide after being among 1,100 workers that were sacked without warning last week. Tragically, one of the workers died after taking her own life. Another worker is in hospital after a failed attempt.  

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.

IndustriALL workshop boosts collective bargaining skills in Madagascar

4 October, 2018IndustriALL Global Union continued its trade union building initiative in Fort Dauphin, Madagascar, with a collective bargaining workshop for its Rio Tinto QMM-based affiliates, Sendika Kristanina Malagasy (Sekrima) and Syndicalisme et Vie des Sociétés (SVS) on 26-27 September 2018. 

Madagascar workers fighting back against Sherritt

14 July, 2015IndustriALL Global Union affiliates and independent unions in Madagascar are hitting back against Canadian mining and energy multinational Sherritt, which they accuse of violating trade union rights and breaching national legislation. 

IndustriALL and Rio Tinto make joint mission to Madagascar

9 February, 2018In a first for the mining industry, IndustriALL Global Union undertook a joint mission with Rio Tinto to the company’s QMM Ilmenite operation in Fort Dauphin, Madagascar from 30 to 31 January 2018.

Malagasy unions prepare for global day of action against precarious work

6 October, 2017As the global day of action against precarious work approaches, IndustriALL Global Union’s affiliates in Madagascar, FSTEM-FISEMA, FISEMA, SEKRIMA, FESATI-USAMI, and SVS representing over 30 000 workers in sectors including mining and textile, are wrapping up their five-day publicity campaign which included mobilising meetings, posters, leaflets and radio broadcasts.