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Organizing the diamond mining industry in Lesotho

24 May, 2018Deep inside the mountain kingdom of Lesotho lies untapped treasure that is attracting global diamond mining capital.

Ukrainian miners stage protest over unpaid wages

21 June, 2018Coalminers organized a mass protest on 19 and 20 June in front of Verhovna Rada (Ukrainian Parliament) in the hope of attracting attention of the parliamentarians to the dreadful situation in the coal mining sector and its effects on conditions for coalminers.

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.

Miners in Kyrgyzstan demand wage arrears

8 June, 2017Some 207 workers at TK Geo Reserve, a mining and processing company in Kyrgyzstan, are demanding to be paid for four months of unpaid wages. 

Open Letter of the Metallurgical and Mining Industry Workers Union of Ukraine calls to establish peace

13 May, 2015On 28 April 2015, the Sixth Congress of the Metallurgical and Mining Industry Workers Union of Ukraine, an affiliate of IndustriALL, took place in Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine. The participants demanded to establish real peace in Ukraine.

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. 

Germany bids farewell to hard coal after 200 years

29 December, 2018Having played a key role in the development of Germany’s industry, mine workers together bid an emotional good-bye to hard coal extraction at the country’s last operational coal mine in Bottrop on 21 December. 

AngloGold

25 May, 2012The key theme underlining the agreement is the "development and sustainability of the gold mining industry worldwide" and in upholding and implementing "good human resources and industrial relations practices". The promotion and respect for human and trade union rights, health and safety, environmental protection and the promotion of good relationships with local mine communities are pivotal to the agreement.