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Carbones de la Jagua and Fenoco suspend employment contracts

2012.08.15Sintramienergetica is calling on the Colombian government to stop abuses by union-busting multinationals like Glencore, Drummond and Vale. After nearly one month on strike in defence of the terms of their collective agreement, directly and indirectly employed workers at Carbones de la Jagua and Fenoco have been sacked.

NUM marches against Glencore

2015.02.25When Glencore took over the Xstrata and Optimum operations in South Africa, the company committed to not retrench workers. IndustriALL affiliate the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) in South Africa is outraged that Glencore now has announced the closure of the Optimum colliery in Mpumalanga.

IndustriALL in solidarity with SITRAMINA members in Peru

2015.08.06Trade union representatives met with copper company Antapaccay S.A management on 24 July in Lima to discuss the company’s anti-trade union practices. The union is demanding Antapaccay to respect union rights and the freedom of association, but the meeting ended without any significant progress.

Glencore-Prodeco ordered to pay 60,023 million pesos for changing mining contract

2015.05.19Glencore-Prodeco, the former Colombian minister of mines and energy, Hernán Martínez and two Ingeominas officials were ordered to pay 60.023 million pesos for changing a large-scale mining project contract which resulted in lower royalties being paid to the Colombian government.

Glencore must account for unreported deaths at its Zambia mines

2018.06.05IndustriALL Global Union is questioning Glencore’s reporting on fatalities at its Zambia mining operations.

Union tells Glencore to stop stooping low on the right to strike in South Africa

2018.07.03Anglo-Swiss multinational commodity trading and mining company Glencore has built global notoriety for trashing workers’ rights; one of its tactics is to hire lawyers instead of engaging with workers. 

Democratic Republic of Congo: Union organizes artisanal cobalt miners

2018.02.27When local communities in Kasulu and Chipuki, Kolwezi, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) discovered cobalt in their backyards a few years ago, they started digging for the precious mineral. Then Chinese companies moved in and bought the concession.

Glencore day of action

2014.12.09Mining giant Glencore claims to respect collective bargaining and the right of employees to freely choose a union. But Glencore’s practice is way different to its rhetoric. In response to the company's disrepect for workers' rights, unions are holding a day of action on 10 December. 

Workers killed at Glencore’s Katanga mine in Congo

2016.03.18Seven workers are confirmed dead at the Katanga mining company’s copper and cobalt mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Unions oppose Xstrata - Glencore merger

2012.07.04IndustriALL Global Union joins the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU) in Australia, the United Steelworkers (USW) in Canada and the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) in South Africa and takes the position against the planned merger of Xstrata and Glencore.