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In order to assist in rebuilding union membership, IndustriALL held an organizing and collective bargaining workshop with the Mineworkers Union of Zambia (MUZ).
Workers and community landowners supporting the Section 309 of the National Miners’ Union had set up a protest camp for the last three months outside the La Platosa mine entrance to demand freedom of association. The union is demanding an end to company violence and a solution to the dispute.
A course for training women only was held in Serang, Indonesia from 21 to 23 October in the framework of the MNC project. This project is sponsored by LO/TCO and fnv and aims to train workers in the use of international standards to promote workers’ and trade union rights.
With no other way to find solution in a dispute over new labour contracts and wages Polish miners went on 24-hour strike on 19 October 2012.
A new three-year enterprise agreement was adopted by 60 per cent of balloted workers on 20 October to close 23 months of bitter bargaining deadlock at mining giant BHP Billiton-Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) in Australia.
AngloGold Ashanti began dismissing 12,000 workers today, 25 October, becoming the latest mining company to join the rush to dismiss striking workers with the misguided belief that such a move will bring the situation under control.
A membership audit by Ernst & Young proves that Tanzania Mines, Energy, Construction and Allied Workers Union (Tamico) has majority for recognition at Geita Gold Mine ending a 7 year battle with AngloGold Ashanti.
Workers of all mines and plants in Chiatura, Georgia, went on strike over better pay and safer working conditions on 15 October. According to our affiliate, on the whole more than 3,500 workers are on strike.
Over 2,000 members and supporters of the National Union of Mineworkers (Num) marched to Impala Platinum’s Johannesburg headquaters on Saturday 13 October 2012 to protest union bashing and undermining of the collective bargaining system, which has been the trigger to the current labour issues being experienced in the mining sector.
IndustriALL strongly condemns the murders of several shopfloor leaders belonging to the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) in this trying time for industrial relations in South Africa and amidst spreading labour unrest in the mining sector.
Federation des Industries Diverses du Burkina (FID), an IndustriALL Global Union affiliate, will represent 61 of the 74 workers dismissed by IAM Gold on 10 May 2012 at the labour court.
On 29 September 2012 the United Workers' Union of Liberia won a landmark union representation election at Putu Iron Ore Mine in Grand Gedeh County and at their corporate office in Monrovia.
About 500 protestors from communities affected by platinum mining in Limpopo, South Africa marched to Anglo Platinum's Mogalakwena Mine on 28 September to hand over demands to the company as well as to Platreef Resources, that sent a representative to receive memoranda.
On 18 September unions took action in Mexico, Peru and the USA demanding that Grupo Mexico respect workers and unions at all of it’s operations.
IndustriALL Global Union U.S. affiliate United Steelworkers (USW) reached a tentative new three-year agreement with ArcelorMittal for the company's operations in USA. One month earlier, the United Workers Union of Liberia (UWUL) managed to get their first deal with the same company.
After a six week strike and bloody unrest at Lonmin’s Marikana mine that left 45 people dead, workers have returned to work.
Six months after the mining giant Xstrata and the commodities trading giant Glencore first announced their merger, the US$36 billion deal now seems close. A new and final offer has an approval deadline of 24 September.
The Glencore-Xstrata merger is on a knife edge. IndustriALL Global Union warns of the threat posed to workers by the new behemoth should the deal go through, and tells Xstrata of the reputational damage Glencore will bring them.
On strike for the last 21 years, the Fiji Mine Workers’ Union, an affiliate of IndustriALL Global Union, lodged a submission to the Constitutional Commission in Vatukola on 31 August calling for improved workers’ rights in the country’s new constitution.
A worker has died at work after a metal sheet fell on him. The union says that health and safety managers are responsible, and that this is the fourth fatal accident in just over two years.
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