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USA Rio Tinto actions

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13 October, 2014IndustriALL affiliates, the United Steelworkers (USW) and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU), took action on 7 October against Rio Tinto.


In the USA, IndustriALL affiliate the United Steelworkers (USW) employed at Rio Tinto facilities in Utah marked the World day for Decent Work and the Rio Tinto Day of Action by demanding justice for precarious workers. They distributed the global flyer to all their members at the Rio Tinto Kennecott operation.

Although problems at Bingham Canyon have not been as severe as in other places, such as Canada, Mongolia, Madagascar, Australia and Indonesia, we are showing our solidarity with our union sisters and brothers in other parts of the world,

said Bob LaVenture.


IndustriALL affiliate the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU), at ILWU Local 30 of Boron,participated and supported in meetings and rallies at shift changes at the Rio Tinto US Borax plant on 7 October to show solidarity with Rio TInto workers around the world.

Union Activists passed out flyers to all ILWU members at the mine to urge them to stand up and fight for all unions under the Rio Tinto umbrella around the world to get a fair contract and a safe workplace.

We know this for a fact at Boron. During our struggle with Rio Tinto during the 2010 Lockout unions around the world showed us support.

said Dave Liebengood,  ILWU Local 30 President