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2020: a year of carnage for Pakistan’s mineworkers

7 January, 2021Pakistani mineworkers’ unions estimate that at least 208 workers were killed on the job in 2020. This trend seems set to continue this year, with a fatal accident on New Years’ Day, and two fatal accidents and a terror attack on 3 January. So far this year, 14 mineworkers have been killed.

REPORT: Due diligence across the battery supply chain

20 December, 2020There are numerous reports on projected ever-higher growth rates of battery demand and production volumes over the next decades. Most studies expect a growth of between 15 and 20 per cent until 2030, but growth will be big, regardless of the exact figure. This will have a deep impact on all industrial sectors along the battery supply chain organized by IndustriALL Global Union affiliates: mining, chemicals, energy, electronics, automotive, as well as others.

Moroccan miners hold underground sit-in

17 December, 2020100 Moroccan mine workers have spent the past week 700 metres underground, occupying the Jebel Aouam mine near M’rirt in Khénifra province. Another 200 workers are protesting above ground.

Anglo American global network meeting commits to continued dialogue

10 December, 2020The IndustriALL Global Union Anglo American global network agreed to continue engaging with the multinational mining company on a framework for global dialogue to deal with critical issues and challenges affecting mineworkers at its global operations.

Sintracarbón signs agreement with Cerrejón to end historic strike

3 December, 2020The Sintracarbón union and Colombian company Cerrejón have signed a new collective employment agreement, ensuring that workers get to keep their benefits. The agreement brought an end to the longest strike in the mine’s history.

Union office building in the Lesotho highlands shows the power of global solidarity

3 December, 2020A recently completed union office building, next to remote diamond mines, will fast-track recruitment and organizing for IndustriALL Global Union affiliate, the Independent Democratic Union of Lesotho (IDUL).

Coal mining unions demand comprehensive framework to solve industry problems in Ukraine

30 November, 2020During a two-day online meeting on 26-27 November on Ukraine’s energy vision and future prospects, organized by IndustriALL and FES, Ukrainian coal mining unions adopted a joint resolution demanding urgent measures in response to the severe crisis in the industry.

Ukrainian energy unions demand dialogue for Just Transition

30 November, 2020On 26-27 November, unions from the nuclear, oil and gas, energy, electrotechnical and coal mining industries met online in a two-day meeting organized by IndustriALL and FES to discuss Ukraine’s energy vision and future prospects.

Developing a global trade union battery supply chain strategy

20 November, 2020Battery production will be one of the fastest growing industrial activities in the years to come. Due diligence and opportunities for organizing along the complex supply chain were discussed at a webinar bringing together unions, experts as well as industrial directors.

BHP workers tell investors about their reality

18 November, 2020IndustriALL Global Union and PIRC (Pensions & Investment Research Consultants Ltd.) hosted a virtual round table, bringing together BHP worker representatives with investors in the company to raise concerns over violations and mishandling of Covid-19.