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Two months of strike at Mexico’s Peñasquito mine

22 August, 2023For two months, a total of 2,000 workers from IndustriALL affiliate Los Mineros have been on strike at the Peñasquito mine in Zacatecas State, Mexico. Operations at the country's largest gold mine were halted in response to the company’s violations of several clauses of the collective bargaining agreement.

Union at Peru’s Antapaccay Mining Company rejects change to shift system

23 May, 2023The union of Antapaccay Mining Company workers (SITRAMINA) is seeking to reverse the change in the company’s shift system. It claims that the new shift pattern is a major health and safety risk and will have a negative impact on workers' family lives.

Minera Panama is violating workers’ rights

10 May, 2023Minera Panama, a subsidiary of First Quantum Minerals, is pursuing a policy that violates the fundamental right to organize and bargain collectively. IndustriALL is urging Canadian mining company First Quantum Minerals to ensure respect for the right to freedom of association at its copper mine in Panama.

Glencore unions across Latin America call for a just transition

14 March, 2023Glencore unions in Argentina, Chile, Colombia and Peru are calling on the multinational to engage in dialogue with workers and communities to ensure a just transition that respects labour and environmental rights.

Colombian coal workers discuss the need for a just transition

9 November, 2022Members of Sintracarbón, IndustriALL's mining affiliate in Colombia, recently met online to highlight the need for Glencore to ensure that there is a just transition, that workers don’t lose their jobs and that it doesn’t leave a ghost town behind it.

Miners at Glencore Peru demand better working conditions

17 August, 2022Over 1,000 workers at Glencore-controlled mining firm Los Quenuales are taking action to press the company to respect outsourcing limitations and collective bargaining rights, provide better food and to comply with occupational health and safety requirements.

10 workers still trapped following Mexico mine collapse

11 August, 202210 workers remain trapped underground following a mine collapse on 3 August in the municipality of Sabinas, in Coahuila, northern Mexico.

Unsafe conditions cause more deaths in Myanmar's jade mines

24 December, 2021The death of at least 3 jade miners in a landslide at Hpakant, Myanmar on 22 December highlights the urgency to curb unsafe mining practices and protect miners’ lives.

Sintracarbón fights for 450 jobs at Cerrejón, Colombia

4 March, 2021Sintracarbón continues to fight for decent jobs and working conditions at Cerrejón, Colombia, while the company is putting pressure on 450 workers to accept voluntary retirement. If they don’t, the workers will be dismissed without just cause.

Two years after Brumadinho disaster, safety concerns persist at Vale

26 January, 2021Two years after Brazil’s worst environmental and industrial disaster, subcontractors at mining company Vale are still raising concerns over health and safety and bullying by management.