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Unions demand sincere dialogue with Glencore ahead of AGM

25 May, 2023Ahead of Glencore’s AGM on 26 May, IndustriALL Global Union brought together representatives from trade unions at Glencore operations around the world, as well as from communities touched by the Swiss mining company’s blatant lack of willingness to address serious environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues across its global operations for a pre-AGM. 

Glencore continues to put profits before people

1 June, 2023A delegation of trade union representatives, NGOs, indigenous and impacted communities from Australia, Canada, Colombia, Spain, Peru, the UK and Switzerland attended Glencore’s annual general meeting (AGM) in Zug, Switzerland on 26 May, to demand answers from the company board on the company’s blatant lack of willingness to address serious environmental, social and governance issues across its global operations and its aversion to dialogue.

Workers killed at Glencore’s Katanga mine in Congo

18 March, 2016Seven workers are confirmed dead at the Katanga mining company’s copper and cobalt mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Zambia: Union condemns plans to cut 4,700 jobs at Glencore’s Mopani Copper Mines

25 August, 2017IndustriALL affiliate the Mineworkers Union of Zambia (MUZ) strongly opposes plans by Mopani Copper Mines (MCM) to sacrifice 4,700 jobs, and condemns the company’s use of intimidation and blackmail as a bargaining chip.

Unions around the world launch campaign against Glencore for violations of workers’ rights

14 September, 2017At a press conference in Bogotá́, Colombia, today, IndustriALL Global Union and its affiliates launched a world-wide campaign against Glencore’s violations of labour rights. 

Mission accomplished! Canadian Steelworkers stop Glencore attack after nine month strike

28 November, 2017371 members of the United Steelworkers – Syndicat des Métallos in Quebec, Canada, have won a new contract with the Glencore-managed CEZinc refinery after nine months of strike action.

South Africa: Union protests Glencore malpractices

26 April, 2018Hundreds of workers from IndustriALL Global Union affiliate, the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA), marched to Glencore's office in Johannesburg on 25 April, protesting against the mining giant’s workers’ and human rights abuses.

CFMEU fights back against mining giant

13 July, 2017Through widespread industrial action, Australian union CFMEU is pushing back against mining giant Glencore’s increasing use of contract labour and refusal to negotiate fair enterprise agreements at multiple sites across Australia. At rallies around the country earlier this week, union members showed their resolve to fight against Glencore’s attack on working conditions, job security and local communities.

Glencore must account for unreported deaths at its Zambia mines

5 June, 2018IndustriALL Global Union is questioning Glencore’s reporting on fatalities at its Zambia mining operations.

Canadian Steelworkers enter ninth month of strike at Glencore refinery

19 October, 2017371 members of the United Steelworkers – Syndicat des Métallos are entering their ninth month of strike action at the Glencore-managed CEZinc refinery in Quebec, Canada.