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Deep inside the mountain kingdom of Lesotho lies untapped treasure that is attracting global diamond mining capital.
Leaders from unions representing Glencore workers around the world demonstrated outside and inside the company’s annual shareholders meeting in Zug, Switzerland on 2 May, demanding global dialogue to address serious concerns at the company’s operations.
A comprehensive new index, ranking large-scale mining companies in six different performance areas, has found that companies are scoring lowest on working conditions.
With the horrific mine accident that killed six workers in the Kalat district in Balochistan on 4 April 2018, at least 11 workers at mines in different parts of Pakistan have died since the end of March.
The Abosso Gold Fields announcement that it will retrench 340 mineworkers at its Damang operations in June adds more pain to the mineworkers in Ghana. The notice comes immediately after the retrenchment of 2,150 workers at the company's Tarkwa mine.
IndustriALL Global Union and the Building and Wood Workers’ International (BWI) have filed a complaint against the British-Australian company, BHP Billiton, and Brazilian mining multinational, Vale S.A., under the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises.
IndustriALL Global Union is calling on the car industry to pressure Glencore to clean up its operations in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), after revelations of dire working conditions at the company’s cobalt mines in the country.
Thousands of workers fired for striking by Freeport in Indonesia continue to suffer following an agreement reached with Freeport.
Workers at Rio Tinto’s QIT Madagascar Minerals (QMM) operations downed tools twice in five days over management’s violation of their collective bargaining agreement relative to salary increases. About 320 permanent workers out of 480 went out strike on 8 March.
IndustriALL Global Union affiliates in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), TUMEC, CSC, UNTC and OTUC, support a new mining code that will ensure that the country receives a greater share of the revenue earned from its mines.
When local communities in Kasulu and Chipuki, Kolwezi, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) discovered cobalt in their backyards a few years ago, they started digging for the precious mineral. Then Chinese companies moved in and bought the concession.
An IndustriALL Global Union fact-finding mission to Glencore’s copper and cobalt mines in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has uncovered alarming mistreatment of workers directly contradicting Glencore’s claims.
IndustriALL Global Union and AngloAmerican met in Johannesburg, South Africa, 8 February, to discuss how they can work together to build trust on safe and healthy workplaces at Anglo American operations around the world. The initiative will create leading and best practice on safety and health in the global mining industry
IndustriALL Global Union delivered this message at the African Mining Indaba, held in Cape Town, South Africa, from 5 to 8 February 2018.
In a first for the mining industry, IndustriALL Global Union undertook a joint mission with Rio Tinto to the company’s QMM Ilmenite operation in Fort Dauphin, Madagascar from 30 to 31 January 2018.
Trade unions in South Africa are calling for an urgent review of safety after almost 1,000 miners were trapped underground for more than 24-hours at the Sibanye-Stillwater Beatrix gold mine in Free State.
Glencore has locked workers out of the Oaky North mine in Queensland, Australia for 200 days in an ongoing industrial dispute.
Mining and Metallurgical Trade Union of Kyrgyzstan (MMTUK), an affiliate of IndustriALL Global Union, managed to safeguard labour contracts with 370 employees of the Chinese mining company Full Gold Mining in the Jalal-Abad region of Kyrgyzstan. The employer agreed not to conduct mass layoffs and transfer all the benefits from the previous labour contracts.
Glencore workers and their unions took action across the world to highlight the company’s failure to respect human rights.
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