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NEW ZEALAND Rio Tinto actions

13 October, 2014IndustriALL Affiliate the Amalgamated Engineering, Printing & Manufacturing Union (EPMU) held a Rio Tinto 2-hour stop work meeting in Invercargill in support of the Rio Tinto Global Day of Acti

FRANCE Rio Tinto actions

13 October, 2014IndustriALL affiliates in France distributed flyers at worksites for the Rio Tinto day of action.

CAMEROON Rio TInto actions

12 October, 2014IndustriALL affiliate in Cameoon, the Union des Syndicats des Travailleurs des Industries de Transformation du Cameroun (USTIC) organized a workshop to discuss working conditions of subcontract workers at it's Rio TInto operation.

NAMIBIA Rio Tinto Actions

12 October, 2014IndustriALL affiliate, the Mineworkers Union of Namibia (MUN), produced a press release ab

Australia – CFMEU video on Rio Tinto action day

9 October, 2014As IndustriALL Global Union launched a global day of action against Rio Tinto on 7 October, Australian mining union CFMEU released this powerful video. CFMEU, general secretary, Andrew Vickers, explains the reasons behind the campaign.

Enough is enough, Rio Tinto!

7 October, 2014As coordinated actions take place around the world on 7 October, a delegation from IndustriALL and Swiss affiliate UNIA met in Zurich to deliver the message of thousands of Rio Tinto workers around the world to stop violating workers’ rights and to ‘Clean up Rio Tinto’.

Rio Tinto faces day of defiance by thousands of workers

6 October, 2014Mining giant Rio Tinto will face protests around the world on 7 October 2014 in a coordinated day of defiance by thousands of its employees.

Precarious workers exposed to higher health and safety risks

2 October, 2014Three of the four workers killed last week at a mine in Indonesia partially owned by Rio Tinto were precarious workers. Next Tuesday, on 07 October, IndustriALL affiliates at Rio Tinto will join the global Campaign to “STOP Precarious Work” to demand that Rio Tinto respects workers’ rights, provides a safe workplace and stops undermining jobs through the use of precarious work.

Indonesia: another four workers killed at Freeport, Rio Tinto Grasberg mine

2 October, 2014IndustriALL Global Union condemns Freeport McMoRan and Rio Tinto for the loss of yet another four innocent lives.

Warning strikes at BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto mine in Chile

25 September, 2014Workers at the Escondida mine and its port, Coloso, in Chile, went on strike at 8am on 22 September after members of Union Number 1 voted to stop work in response to the constant violations of Chilean law by the mine’s multinational owners, BHP Billiton and Río Tinto and the Chilean authorities’ failure to make the companies comply with the country’s legislation.