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Female mine workers – colleagues not sex objects

13 August, 2015Women working in South African mines are subject to sexual harassment and abuse from male colleagues, says Phumeza Mgengo from IndustriALL Global Union affiliate, the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM).

Madagascar workers fighting back against Sherritt

14 July, 2015IndustriALL Global Union affiliates and independent unions in Madagascar are hitting back against Canadian mining and energy multinational Sherritt, which they accuse of violating trade union rights and breaching national legislation. 

Switzerland under pressure from unions worldwide over Glencore

7 July, 2015IndustriALL Global Union affiliates across four continents targeted Switzerland last week to pressure the country into holding mining giant Glencore responsible for worker violations abroad. 

Unions target Switzerland over Glencore

25 June, 2015A group of IndustriALL Global Union affiliates from fourteen countries is appealing to Swiss citizens to hold mining multinational Glencore accountable for violations against workers at its operations around the world.

Madagascar: Sherritt workers attempt suicide after being fired

12 June, 2015Two workers at Sherritt International’s multi-billion dollar nickel project in Madagascar have attempted suicide after being among 1,100 workers that were sacked without warning last week. Tragically, one of the workers died after taking her own life. Another worker is in hospital after a failed attempt.  

IndustriALL’s new issue of Global Worker out now

19 May, 2015IndustriALL’s fifth edition of Global Worker is out now with a fresh new look. The magazine includes a new set of features, interviews and profiles on a range of different topics from a workers’ perspective.

Rio Tinto telling lies on precarious work?

30 April, 2015At Rio Tinto’s AGM in London on 16 April, Rio Tinto CEO Sam Walsh claimed that the company’s outsourcing strategy is all about responding to flexible market demands and accessing particular expertise. However, the global increase of the use of precarious labour at Rio Tinto in all regions of the world tells a different story.

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.

NUM strike upholds rights at Northam Platinum

22 January, 2015A 6-day strike by 5,000 members of South Africa’s National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) at Northam Platinum ended on 20 January after workers’ accepted a draft memorandum of understanding developed with management.  

IndustriALL mining conference focuses on workers' rights and sustainable development

22 October, 2014IndustriALL Global Union affiliates have committed to putting human rights at the heart of sustainable development in the mining industry, following a conference in the Mongolian capital Ulan Bator.