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Union adopts a decent work campaign strategy for organizing artisanal and small-scale miners in Ghana

16 September, 2021IndustriALL Global Union affiliate, the Ghana Mine Workers Union (GMWU), says one of the strategies to organize artisanal and small-scale miners (ASM) is to adopt an approach that seeks to formalize and promote a decent work agenda in the informal mining sector.

South African union demands reversal of retrenchment notice for 200 miners

19 August, 2021The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is demanding a reversal of the retrenchment notice to lay off 200 workers out of a workforce of 301 at China Africa Precious Metals (CAPM) gold mine in Matlosana, saying CAPM did not exhaust all options before making the decision.

Striking Myanmar miners hurt military revenue

26 July, 2021Since the military coup in February, 4,800 miners have been on strike in Monywa township. The solid five-month strike has undermined the revenue of the military regime.

Organizing along the battery supply chain

12 July, 2021Given the workers rights' violations and a low union density, coupled with an expected increase in battery demand in the next ten years, IndustriALL and affiliates have started developing a strategy for workers along the supply chain.

BHP global network stands strong together

4 June, 2021One of the world’s largest mining companies consistently refuses to engage with the union, making IndustriALL’s global BHP network an important platform for action and solidarity.

IndustriALL and Anglo American set framework for global dialogue

10 May, 2021In a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed today with the support of the global union network, IndustriALL and Anglo American commit to sound industrial relations across Anglo American’s global operations.

SPECIAL REPORT: Campaigning for safer working conditions in Zimbabwe’s artisanal and small-scale mining

6 May, 2021Campaigns by trade unions, civil society organizations and mine affected communities for the formalization of artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) are meant to end the deadly working conditions of the miners in Zimbabwe. In addition, formalization will introduce decent working conditions.

DRC unions confront challenges of supply chain due diligence

2 May, 2021The virtual OECD Forum on Responsible Mineral Supply Chains on 27-28 April brought together representatives from government, business, and civil society, including trade unions, providing insights into the complexities of the supply chains ecosystems and the implementation of the OECD due diligence for multinational companies.

Myanmar miner Chan Myae Kyaw sacrifices his life for democracy

6 April, 2021In the early morning of 31 March 2021, thousands of workers and local people quietly gathered at Ywatha village, Salingyi township, Monywa to bid farewell to miner Chan Myae Kyaw.

Zambian mineworkers protest delays in redundancy payments

4 March, 2021Hundreds of mineworkers from Konkola Copper Mine (KCM) took to the streets of Chingola in the Copperbelt on 2 March to protest the delayed payments of redundancy benefits by majority owner Vedanta Resources Limited.