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Glencore: Unions voice concerns and demands to shareholders

3 May, 2018Leaders from unions representing Glencore workers around the world demonstrated outside and inside the company’s annual shareholders meeting in Zug, Switzerland on 2 May, demanding global dialogue to address serious concerns at the company’s operations.

Workers in South Africa strike against union bashing at Lanxess mine

3 October, 2018Mineworkers at a Lanxess chrome mine in South Africa are striking against union bashing and strongly condemn the management’s refusal to recognize the union. They are also protesting the company’s denying of organizing rights.

Don’t tarnish your love with Rio Tinto’s dirty diamonds!

4 February, 2015This Valentine’s Day, the world’s largest jewellery retailer is challenged to clean up its supplier of dirty diamonds. International coalition of labour and environmental groups call upon Signet to put its money where its mouth is on responsible sourcing. Sign the LabourStart campaign here.

IndustriALL leadership meets with Colombian ambassador

4 March, 2013IndustriALL leadership met with the Colombian ambassador in Geneva on 4 March to raise the serious human and trade union right violations that trade unionists face in Colombia.

Russian unionist freed from prison

7 March, 2013On 6 March a Russian court ordered to free Valentin Urusov, a union leader at diamond mines in Sakha, Russia, from prison. Unions in Russia and across the world have always underlined Urusov’s innocence.

NUM submits its wage demands to the Chamber of Mines

22 May, 2013The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) has on Friday submitted its wage demands to the Chamber of Mines for the 2013 wage negotiations.

Concern in the Netherlands about conditions in Colombian coal mines

10 October, 2013More than half of the coal used in the Netherlands is imported from Colombia. Concerns have emerged about the situation in the Colombian coal industry, where activists and peasants are threatened and murdered, working conditions are precarious and trade union rights are violated.

Calls for sustainable mining after 43 artisanal miners killed in DRC landslide

4 July, 2019The death of 43 artisanal miners at a Glencore-owned Kamoto Copper Company mine in Kolwezi, Lualaba Province, highlights the vulnerable situation of artisanal miners in Sub Saharan Africa.

Freeport operations halted after fatal accidents

6 June, 2013Freeport McMoRan’s Indonesian copper mine will not be able to resume operations until a probe into a deadly tunnel collapse is completed in two to three months.

AWU and CFMEU join forces

22 July, 2013IndustriALL Global Union affiliates, the Australian Workers Union (AWU) and the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU), join forces in Australia to launch the Western Mine Workers Alliance.