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Unions from around the globe recommit to clean up Rio Tinto

7 October, 2016Today, the World Day of Decent Work, leaders of unions at all major Rio Tinto operations in 13 countries sent a letter to Rio Tinto’s CEO calling for a limit on Rio Tinto’s use of precarious work and improved conditions for their precarious workers.

Rio Tinto workers protest in 13 countries

16 October, 2014In a coordinated day of defiance on 7 October workers organized protests at Rio Tinto operations in over a dozen countries.

USA Rio Tinto actions

13 October, 2014IndustriALL affiliates, the United Steelworkers (USW) and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU), took action on 7 October against Rio Tinto.

2014: what a year it has been

22 December, 20142014 is approaching its end and what a year it has been. IndustriALL affiliates around the world have organized and campaigned for trade union rights and will continue on into 2015.

Moms deserve better than diamonds from Rio Tinto

5 May, 2015This Mother’s Day, an international coalition of unions is calling on the world’s largest jewellery retailer to clean up its supplier of diamonds. They are urging Signet to demand that multinational mining and metals company Rio Tinto improve its practices so that they respect workers’ rights, indigenous peoples and the environment.

BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto workers in Chile on 24 hour strikes

24 September, 2014Workers at Escondida, the world’s biggest copper mine, stopped work on 22 and 24 September in support of demands for improved working conditions.

Grasberg - deadly accident in Rio Tinto mine could have been prevented

19 March, 2014The roof collapse resulting in 28 deaths in the Grasberg mine in Indonesia in 2013 could have been avoided, according to the Indonesian National Human Rights Commission.

Exposing the ugly truth about Rio Tinto

15 April, 2014IndustriALL Global Union has produced a report released today; “Unsustainable: The Ugly Truth about Rio Tinto” highlighting the multinational’s global practices. And today, workers from numerous countries will stage a protest outside Rio Tinto’s AGM over the ugly truth behind its global operations.

Our work continues to STOP Precarious Work

31 October, 2014Here at IndustriALL, our team leads the work on all five continents to build global union power by organizing and growth, defending workers' rights and fighting against precarious work.

Madagascar: IndustriALL supports drive to organize, educate and fight back at Rio Tinto

21 August, 2014IndustriALL Global Union, together with its affiliate, FISEMA, held a workshop on 8 August focused on organizing Rio Tinto’s workers and subcontractors at the company’s mineral sand mine operation QMM in Fort Dauphin, Madagascar.