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Unions target Switzerland over Glencore

2015.06.25A 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.

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.

Glencore and Xstrata epitomize the resource curse: Unions oppose their merger

2012.07.04Trade unions representing Xstrata’s and Glencore’s unionized workforces across the world have voiced their opposition to the proposed merger of the two companies and especially the extreme retention bonuses being paid to Xstrata management.

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.

Dangerous Xstrata-Glencore merger close to reality

2012.09.13Six months after the mining giant Xstrata and the commodities trading giant Glencore first announced their merger, the US$36 billion deal now seems close. A new and final offer has an approval deadline of 24 September.

IndustriALL targets Glencore for anti-union behaviour

2014.11.20In a significant moment for IndustriALL’s mining sector, a Glencore global network has been launched in Sao Paulo this week. The new global network committed to a mobilization programme.

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.

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.

Vote for the Public Eye Lifetime Award

2014.11.21Six multinational companies, including Walmart and Glencore, are in the running for the Public Eye Lifetime Award. The prize highlights businesses guilty of human and labour rights violations, environmental destruction or corruption.

A decisive week for Glencore workers in Peru

2015.07.21Two unions affiliated to the FNTMMSRP (National Miners’ Federation of Peru), which is in turn affiliated to IndustriALL Global Union, face a decisive week in Peru. SUTRACOMASA (Union of Antamina Workers) will begin talks with Antamina on 21 July and SITRAMINA will meet representatives of Antapaccay S.A on 24 July to discuss the company’s anti-trade union practices. Both companies are partly owned  by Glencore.

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