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Workers locked out of Canadian aluminium smelter after negotiations break down

25 January, 2018More than a thousand members of United Steelworkers Local 9700 have been locked out of Aluminerie de Bécancour Inc (ABI), in Bécancour, Quebec, Canada.

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 global union network welcomes commitments from company

27 July, 2017IndustriALL Global Union affiliates from Australia, Guinea, India, Indonesia, Madagascar, Namibia, South Africa, Canada and the United States, meeting as the Rio Tinto Global Network in Johannesburg, South Africa from 19-21 July, welcomed a commitment from Rio Tinto to improve its relations with trade unions.

Historic win for Rio Tinto workers

23 January, 2013Rio Tinto has agreed to resume negotiations with IndustriALL Global Union affiliate, the Australian Workers Union (AWU), after Fair Work Australia agreed that the majority of the workers at Bell Bay wanted to collectively bargain for pay and conditions.

Rio Tinto: question mark over safety record in France

23 December, 2015Serious doubts have been raised over Rio Tinto’s reporting of incidents and worker injuries its Carbone Savoie site in France. 

Rio Tinto undermining right to strike

16 March, 2016Rio Tinto has escalated a labour dispute at its aluminium smelter in Iceland by proposing that contractors be denied the right to strike. The company is also proposing to expand the use of lower paid contractors at the site.

Rio Tinto Bunder project: un-kept promises for workers and communities

24 February, 2016At the end of January, IndustriALL Global Union and the Indian National Mineworkers Federation (INMWF) visited Chattarpur, in Madhya Pradesh, India, where Rio Tinto is waiting for approval to develop a 300-metre-deep open-pit diamond mine.  

Industry controlled Responsible Jewellery Council fails to fulfill promise

22 May, 2013Industry controlled Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) fails to fulfill promise of preventing conflict diamonds and dirty gold. Trade unions and environmental groups team up to expose deep flaws in jewelry certification system

Vote to condemn Rio Tinto as Olympics medals provider

16 June, 2012IndustriALL Global Union calls on affiliates across the globe to cast their votes for Rio Tinto in the Greenwash Gold awards - help us shine a light on why Rio Tinto should be pushed off the Olympics 2012 podium because of the damage it's doing the environment and communities.

Rio Tinto stonewalls indigenous communities

19 February, 2014Rio Tinto has rejected numerous calls from the people of Gove, Australia to release the contents of its lease. The company announced in November it would close its alumina refinery in Gove while continuing to mine bauxite there.