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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.

Rio Tinto stands far from real sustainability

15 April, 2014IndustriALL Global Union came together with trade union and civil society representatives to call for an end to Rio Tinto’s unsustainable behavior at the annual general meeting for shareholders (AGM) in London today.

NETHERLANDS Rio Tinto actions

13 October, 2014Unions at the Rio Tinto aluminum production facility in the Netherlands participated in the global day of action by distributing the global day flyer to workers at the site. 

FRANCE Rio Tinto actions

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