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Cerrejón mineworkers hold firm: show your support

7 October, 2020Workers at the Cerrejón coal mine in Colombia are five weeks into a bitter strike against the imposition of a brutal new shift system. They need your support.

Unions call on BHP to respect health and safety

27 August, 2020IndustriALL’s BHP network is urging the company to respect the right to occupational health and safety at all its global operations during the Covid-19 crisis.

Sintracarbón backs strike call at Cerrejón

24 August, 2020Colombian union Sintracarbón has called for a strike at the Cerrejón mine, rejecting the new shift system which would eliminate 1,200 jobs, and the loss of benefits.  It also denounces the increase in Covid-19 infections in the company.

Covid-19 has made workers’ health and safety a priority in Mozambique

18 August, 2020With the Covid-19 pandemic, the importance of occupational health and safety has returned to the union priority list, and the role of health and safety reps is being re-emphasized.

Mine collapse kills more than 160 workers in Myanmar

3 July, 2020An accident in Hpakant, in Myanmar’s Kachin state, has claimed the lives of at least 162 mine workers, with dozens more feared dead, and injured 54.

Mining unions in solidarity to confront COVID-19

2 July, 2020“International solidarity is a must”, is a key strategy of IndustriALL Global Union’s affiliates in the mining and diamond, ornaments, and jewelry production (DGOJP) sector to confront the Covid-19 pandemic.

Precarious working conditions of diamond cutting and polishing workers in Botswana expose jewellery brands

25 June, 2020Over 277 jobs were recently lost in Botswana’s diamond cutting and polishing sector. IndustriALL Global Union affiliate, the Botswana Diamond Workers Union (BDWU), is protesting against the precarious working conditions in the industry.

Asarco guilty of unfair labour practices in US copper dispute

17 June, 2020The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has issued a complaint against Asarco for unfair labour practices that sparked an eight month strike.

BHP violates enterprise agreement to change shift system

10 June, 2020Citing Covid-19 measures as an excuse, mining giant BHP Billiton has unilaterally changed the shift system at an Australian coal mine.

Union intervenes to release mineworkers from Covid-19 quarantine camp

3 June, 2020Mineworkers Union of Zambia (MUZ) recently intervened to end a month-long Covid-19 quarantine, in which workers lived in a makeshift camp at Chambishi mine on the copper belt.