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Guinea ratifies ILO Convention C176 on mine safety

5 January, 2017West African nation, Guinea, has ratified the International Labour Organization (ILO) Convention 176 on safety and health in mines, following campaigning by IndustriALL Global Union trade union affiliates.

42-day strike in Chile ends with extended agreement

29 March, 2017Union nº1 at the Escondida mine in Chile has ended a 42-day strike, using an article in the law allowing them to extend the current collective agreement for another 18 months.

Mine safety crisis in Pakistan: 10 more people killed

17 March, 2016The mining industry in Pakistan is in the grip of a safety crisis as the avoidable loss of workers’ lives continues in the country.

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).

IndustriALL and Rio Tinto conduct joint mission at Oyu Tolgoi mine in Mongolia

26 September, 2018Global social dialogue between IndustriALL Global Union and Rio Tinto took a significant step forward when both parties undertook a joint mission to Rio Tinto’s massive Oyu Tolgoi copper and gold operations and underground expansion in the remote South Gobi desert of Mongolia.

Black Day: unions in Pakistan protest mine deaths

2 October, 2018Unions in Pakistan held a day of mourning and protest on 28 September at the continued death toll in the country’s mines, and called for the ratification of ILO Convention 176.

South African mineworkers’ union launches campaign against gender-based violence

22 November, 2018When launching 16 days of activism against the abuse of women and children, the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) remembered Nombuso Dube, a KwaZulu Natal provincial treasurer of the union’s women structure, and her mother, Mthokozile Dube, who were shot dead in October. 

Unions stand up to BHP at AGM

18 October, 2018IndustriALL Global Union and affiliates representing BHP workers in Australia, Brazil, Canada and Colombia challenged the mining giant’s unsustainable and dangerous business model, at its annual general meeting in London on 17 October. 

Botswana union challenges leader’s unfair dismissal

15 April, 2019The unfair dismissal of Goleba Botshome, the general secretary of the Botswana Diamond Workers Union (BDWU), by Pluczenik Diamonds exposes the gross human and workers’ rights violations that are rampant in the diamond sector in Botswana.

Argentina – historic march to victory in Glencore mine

1 July, 2019After an historical march in San Salvador de Jujuy, over 600 workers from Glencore’s El Aguilar mine won improvements in working conditions and an effective safety plan to prevent new accidents in the workplace.