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Mineworkers at IndustriALL Global Union affiliates in three different continents are facing attack from multinational companies seeking to cut jobs, slash benefits and drive down wages.
Union nº1 at the Escondida mine in Chile has ended a 42-day strike, using an article in the law allowing them to extend the current collective agreement for another 18 months.
The Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU) has won a Just Transition deal for workers at the Hazelwood power station in the Latrobe Valley, Victoria.
The findings of a preliminary study have confirmed IndustriALL Global Union’s global campaign message on mine health and safety - trade unions save lives.
Since 2014 IndustriALL affiliates in India have organized more than 63,000 new members, including a large number of precarious workers.
The first Middle East and North Africa regional mining workshop was held on 30 November and 1 December 2016 in Casablanca, Morocco.
IndustriALL Global Union joined 475 participants from 31 countries in Cape Town, South Africa from 6-8 February 2017 to represent workers at the Alternative Mining Indaba.
Two miners were killed and another seriously injured in an accident at a coal mine in the Mahi Toor Ghar area of Harnai Baluchistan province on 5 February.
Demonstrating the power of dialogue, a strong trade union and enabling legislation, the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) in South Africa has successfully averted the loss of 849 jobs.
West African nation, Guinea, has ratified the International Labour Organization (ILO) Convention 176 on safety and health in mines, following campaigning by IndustriALL Global Union trade union affiliates.
The lives of hundreds of precarious workers have been dramatically improved by unions after they were regularized and organized in a campaign against precarious work.
As BHP Billiton shareholders meet in London, IndustriALL sends solidarity to mining giant's victims
IndustriALL Global Union affiliate, the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), says it is determined to fight the retrenchment 1,702 jobs at the Cooke 4 gold and uranium mine in South Africa.
Dialogue between IndustriALL Global Union affiliates and Rio Tinto about establishing agreed global labour principles and structures for enforcing those principles continues, following a management reorganization at the company.
In the last five years, 15 mineworkers at Bamangwato Concessions Ltd (BCL) mine in Botswana have died on duty in separate accidents. Despite numerous appeals to government to improve safety at the state-owned mine, conditions are in fact deteriorating.
Seventeen workers from Agh Dareh gold mine in Iran were publicly flogged in May, while a prominent jailed union activist has embarked on a hunger strike.
Representatives from mineworkers’ unions across the world met in Leipzig, Germany from 30 May to 1 June for IndustriALL’s World Mining and DGOJP Conference, hosted by German Mining, Chemical and Energy Workers’ Union (IG BCE).
IndustriALL Global Union is deeply concerned to learn that two workers are missing after a mine collapse in Rustenburg, South Africa.
28 April is International Commemoration Day for Dead and Injured Workers. Let’s put pressure on countries to ratify ILO Convention 176, and end the safety crisis in mining!
There is a safety crisis in the mining industry. But a solution exists: on International Commemoration Day for Dead and Injured Workers, it is time for action on mine safety.
Mining and DGOJP
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