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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.
371 members of the United Steelworkers – Syndicat des Métallos in Quebec, Canada, have won a new contract with the Glencore-managed CEZinc refinery after nine months of strike action.
IndustriALL Global Union launches a global campaign for the ratification of ILO Convention 176 in Pakistan.
After workers went on strike at Freeport’s Grasberg mine in May, the company fired them and cut their health coverage. Seven people have died as a result.
IndustriALL has released a documentary film on the effect of the strike at the Grasberg mine on workers and their communities
The IndustriALL Executive Committee meeting in Colombo, Sri Lanka today endorsed a global campaign against the commodities multinational Glencore.
Mineworkers at Societe AngloGold Ashanti de Guinee (SAG), a subsidiary of AngloGold Ashanti, have given notice to go on strike on 7 November if their grievances are not met.
The National Commission on Human Rights in Indonesia has found that the sacking of thousands of workers at Freeport’s Grasberg mine in Papua was a violation of human rights and is recommending the reinstatement of the workers.
IndustriALL Global Union is celebrating a significant boost for miners’ safety as the International Labour Organization (ILO) is set to adopt a new code of practice on occupational health and safety in opencast mines.
371 members of the United Steelworkers – Syndicat des Métallos are entering their ninth month of strike action at the Glencore-managed CEZinc refinery in Quebec, Canada.
IndustriALL Global Union has issued a briefing to investors, warning them of the potential financial implications of human rights violations at the Grasberg mine.
Three workers were injured and taken to hospital when police fired rubber bullets at picketing workers at South 32’s aluminium smelter in Richards Bay in the KwaZulu-Natal province on 2 October.
IndustriALL affiliate, the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), organized a women’s march to the Chamber of Mines in Johannesburg on 26 August, to protest the slow pace of transformation and empowerment for women working in the mines.
The bodies of the last two miners trapped underground at Harmony Gold’s deepest mine, Kusasalethu, in Carletonville, South Africa were recovered today (Thursday 31 August). It brings the total number of fatalities to five.
IndustriALL affiliate the Mineworkers Union of Zambia (MUZ) strongly opposes plans by Mopani Copper Mines (MCM) to sacrifice 4,700 jobs, and condemns the company’s use of intimidation and blackmail as a bargaining chip.
Clashes broke out on Saturday at Freeport’s Grasberg mine in West Papua, Indonesia, after striking workers blockaded the mine.
Following intensive collective bargaining at the Turkish-Kyrgyz mining company Eti Bakir Tereksay, the primary union organization of the Mining and Metallurgy Trade Union of Kyrgyzstan (MMTUK), an affiliate of IndustriALL Global Union, concluded their first collective agreement.
IndustriALL Global Union South African affiliate, the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), took to the streets of Johannesburg on 5 August and marched to the offices of mining company AngloGold Ashanti to protest proposed retrenchments of 8,500 workers at mines in Carletonville and Matlosana.
IndustriALL Global Union will lead a mission to Indonesia from 8-11 August, to support workers fired for striking at Grasberg mine and PT Smelting. Both operations are part-owned by US mining giant Freeport-McMoRan.
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