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Two workers at Sherritt International’s multi-billion dollar nickel project in Madagascar have attempted suicide after being among 1,100 workers that were sacked without warning last week. Tragically, one of the workers died after taking her own life. Another worker is in hospital after a failed attempt.
IndustriALL’s fifth edition of Global Worker is out now with a fresh new look. The magazine includes a new set of features, interviews and profiles on a range of different topics from a workers’ perspective.
At Rio Tinto’s AGM in London on 16 April, Rio Tinto CEO Sam Walsh claimed that the company’s outsourcing strategy is all about responding to flexible market demands and accessing particular expertise. However, the global increase of the use of precarious labour at Rio Tinto in all regions of the world tells a different story.
This Valentine’s Day, the world’s largest jewellery retailer is challenged to clean up its supplier of dirty diamonds. International coalition of labour and environmental groups call upon Signet to put its money where its mouth is on responsible sourcing. Sign the LabourStart campaign here.
A 6-day strike by 5,000 members of South Africa’s National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) at Northam Platinum ended on 20 January after workers’ accepted a draft memorandum of understanding developed with management.
IndustriALL Global Union affiliates have committed to putting human rights at the heart of sustainable development in the mining industry, following a conference in the Mongolian capital Ulan Bator.
Leaders of IndustriALL Global Union’s Rio Tinto Network will gather in Mongolia on 22 October to plan the next moves in the worldwide campaign to improve worker rights at the mining giant.
As IndustriALL Global Union launched a global day of action against Rio Tinto on 7 October, Australian mining union CFMEU released this powerful video. CFMEU, general secretary, Andrew Vickers, explains the reasons behind the campaign.
Mining giant Rio Tinto will face protests around the world on 7 October 2014 in a coordinated day of defiance by thousands of its employees.
IndustriALL invites affiliates to participate in the discussion of the Initiative for Responsible Mining (IRMA) released for public consultation.
Union leaders from seven countries at mining giant Rio Tinto came together at the United Steelworkers Convention this week to discuss plans for their upcoming global day of action.
IndustriALL and its North American affiliate United Steelworkers (USW) are marking the 22 July release of a draft Standard for Responsible Mining, by IRMA, a multi-stakeholder initiative to which both organizations are committed.
As Sweden is gearing up for EU elections in a few days and national elections in September, IndustriALL affiliate IF Metall took to their congress in Stockholm to discuss the labour market, salaries and social security. The Swedish union also called upon the Turkish government to take swift action against the mining tragedy in Soma.
Labour and civil society must work together to force Rio Tinto to live by its claim to be a socially responsible company.
In Georgia the employees of RMG Gold and RMG Copper have been on strike for nearly three weeks demanding better working conditions, salary increase and reinstatement of 184 fired workers.
On 6 February the Rio Tinto Global Union Network drew hundreds of participants to a rally against mining corporation Rio Tinto. Demonstrators marched through the streets of Cape Town, South Africa, for the right to decent work for Rio Tinto workers. The r...
The miners of RMG Gold and RMG Copper in Georgia announced their plan to go on strike after the management refused to fulfill their obligations according to the agreement signed in November 2013. The management replied with dismissals.
On Thursday, the Rio Tinto Global Union Network took to the streets of Cape Town, supported by hundreds of members from IndustriALL Global Union affiliated mining unions, National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) and South African Clothing and Textile Workers' Union (SACTWU). The demonstrators demanded an end to Rio Tinto’s bad corporate behaviour at its operations around the world.
Glencore Xstrata is using unfair dismissals, coercion and interference in union affairs to prevent technicians at the Antapaccay copper company in the Cuzco region of Peru from unionizing.
Claiming to abide by good corporate practice, mining giant Rio Tinto’s behaviour includes major disputes with trade unions, communities, regulatory authorities, as well as over indigenous people’s rights.
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