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IndustriALL demands justice for South African miners at Anglo American

24 April, 2014IndustriALL Global Union joins the National Union of Mineworkers at the Anglo American annual general meeting to demand justice for South African Miners that suffer from the deadly respiratory disease, silicosis, contracted while working in the company’s South African gold mines.

IndustriALL Global Union to target Rio Tinto in campaign for workers’ rights

4 February, 2014As the world’s mining industry meets in Cape Town, IndustriALL is to rally with affiliated mining trade unions to call for an end to bad corporate behaviour at the expense of workers at Rio Tinto operations around the world.

Goldminers begin strike in South Africa

4 September, 2013Over 80,000 members of IndustriALL Global Union’s affiliate National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) in gold mining sector in South Africa launch an indefinite strike as of 3rd September demanding a decent wage increase and rejecting the pittance offered by employers.

Ukrainian coal miners protest against destruction of their industry

24 April, 2015Thousands of coal miners from all over Ukraine came to Kiev on 22 April to rally near the Cabinet of Ministers. Workers promise to keep protesting until the country’s leaders finally listen to their demands.

Rio Tinto Pre-AGM: “The way it really works”

15 April, 2015On 15 April, the day before Rio Tinto’s AGM, IndustriALL Global Union organized a pre-AGM calling on investors to question the mining giant’s practices that expose the company and its stakeholders to financial, reputational, legal, human rights and operational risks.

Miners deserve better!

28 April, 2015To mark International Workers’ Memorial Day on 28 April, mining unions in seven countries in Latin America, representing over 130,000 mineworkers, are taking coordinated action to demand the ratification and full application of ILO Convention 176.

Kyrgyzstan: Chinese oil company recognizes union

27 April, 2015A Chinese-owned oil company operating in Kyrgyzstan has finally recognized a local branch of the Mining and Metallurgy Trade Union of Kyrgyzstan (MMTUK) after bowing down to pressure from IndustriALL Global Union and its affiliates.

Mines in Colombia still unsafe

19 May, 2015On 13 May, 15 miners died after being trapped in a flooded gold mine in Riosucio, Colombia. After either an explosion inside the mine or cut-off the electricity supply, the pumps stopped working and the mine was flooded. Mine owner, Leonardo Mejía, said that 15 of the 80 miners working in the mine were killed.

A decisive week for Glencore workers in Peru

21 July, 2015Two unions affiliated to the FNTMMSRP (National Miners’ Federation of Peru), which is in turn affiliated to IndustriALL Global Union, face a decisive week in Peru. SUTRACOMASA (Union of Antamina Workers) will begin talks with Antamina on 21 July and SITRAMINA will meet representatives of Antapaccay S.A on 24 July to discuss the company’s anti-trade union practices. Both companies are partly owned  by Glencore.

Georgia's growing union movement

25 June, 2015Georgia’s vibrant labour movement has grown in strength since 2012, and the country is a priority for IndustriALL Global Union when it comes trade union organizing.