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Unions needed to resolve challenges of climate change and decent work in mining

2 February, 2023IndustriALL is bringing a significant number of affiliated mining unions from Sub-Saharan Africa to the investing in Africa Mining Indaba and the Alternative Mining Indaba in Cape Town, South Africa, to discuss proposals for pathways to meet the challenges of climate change impacts in the mining world of work, as well as ESG impacts.

As the twin impacts of climate change and Industry 4.0 are transforming the mining industry, mining companies should not use these impacts as an excuse to cut jobs but rather, together with trade unions and communities, work out just transition mitigation measures.

IndustriALL will participate in a number of side events at both the Alternative Mining Indaba and the African Mining Indaba where IndustriALL is hosting a number panel debates on: Beyond climate change, other drivers of impacts on world of work and union proposals for a mitigation pathway and ASM* and a stakeholder convergence of interests to mitigate ESG impacts on ASM miners.

"We are here to ensure the voice of labour is included in the discussions on climate change, Just Transition, working conditions along the supply chains, including ASM and the implication for the future of work,"

says IndustriALL mining director Glen Mpufane.

*Artisanal small scale mining