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Ivorian union campaigns for gender equality in the mines

22 May, 2024Critical issues for women in the mining sector in Côte d’Ivoire include fighting for gender equality, closing the gender pay gap, increasing the representation of women in leadership in the union, the elimination of gender discrimination, demand that mining companies comply with health and safety laws, and the introduction of workplace policies to end gender-based violence and harassment. 

Union protests massive job loss at gold mines in South Africa

16 May, 2024On 11 May, hundreds of workers from the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) marched and petitioned multinational mining corporation Sibanye Stillwater over the loss of 4,022 jobs at its gold mining operations.

IndustriALL and allies raise red flags to investors ahead of Glencore AGM

8 May, 2024Last week, IndustriALL co-hosted, along with the Global Unions’ Committee on Workers’ Capital (CWC), Fair Finance International and Oxfam, a webinar entitled “Below the Surface: Governance Risks and ESG Issues at Glencore”. Aimed at Glencore shareholders, the well-attended event allowed investors to hear directly from those affected by the company’s operations. With Glencore’s annual general meeting coming up in less than a month, the webinar laid out multiple issues for investors to raise in their engagement with the company.

South African unions sign five-year collective agreement with Harmony Gold

10 April, 2024In a show of union power and solidarity, five South African trade unions jointly negotiated and secured a five-year collective bargaining agreement with Harmony Gold Mining Company on 4 April. 

Moroccan mining union established to fight for workers

22 March, 2024Under the slogan "Strengthening trade union action in the mining sector to defend the mining working class and win an agreement that guarantees the rights and benefits of the miners", the UMT National Union of Mineworkers in Morocco held its founding congress on 1 March.

Twelve mine workers killed in Pakistan

22 March, 2024Twelve mine workers were killed in a gas explosion at a coalmine in Balochistan on Tuesday.

DRC: Organizing critical transition minerals value chain

7 March, 2024The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) government says the vast Central African country is a solution driven country on climate change because of its huge critical mineral resources. While unions say the living and working conditions of hundreds of thousands of mineworkers digging for the minerals must improve.

Beyond the sparkle: advancing workers' rights in the diamond sector

23 February, 2024Set against the picturesque backdrop of the Lesotho Highlands in the Butha Buthe District, home to the country's diamond mines, IndustriALL Global Union’s Global Diamond Network convened on 20-21 February to strategize on promoting decent work within the diamond industry.

Turkish miners missing after landslide

15 February, 2024Nine mine workers are still missing after a cyanide-laced landslide swept across a valley in İliç, Erzincan, running into an open pit and crashing into a road where mineworkers were travelling by vehicle.

Reflecting on labour and community gains at the Mining Indaba

8 February, 2024This year's Mining Indaba in Cape Town on 5-8 February, celebrated 30 years of existence with over 10,000 delegates from the mining industry, governments, civil society organisations, and trade unions.