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Glencore to close Optimum Coal Mine in South Africa

2015.01.29Mining giant Glencore has announced that they are to close the Optimum Coal Mine in Mpumalanga. Around 1,500 employees and contractors would be affected by the decision.

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.

Switzerland under pressure from unions worldwide over Glencore

2015.07.07IndustriALL Global Union affiliates across four continents targeted Switzerland last week to pressure the country into holding mining giant Glencore responsible for worker violations abroad. 

Colombian unionists in London to challenge mining multinationals

2015.05.04Colombian trade union leaders travelled to London to tell the story of human rights violations against mineworkers, indigenous people, communities, and the environmental degradation caused by mining multinationals BHP Billiton, Glencore and Anglo American. 

Optimum Coal closure: a worker’s story

2015.05.06Bridget Mahlangu joined Glencore Optimum Coal as a learner plant operator ten years ago. She was fresh from high school, with no experience in mining but only a matric certificate. She was trained as plant operator, responsible for processing and washing coal.

CFMEU fights back against mining giant

2017.07.13Through widespread industrial action, Australian union CFMEU is pushing back against mining giant Glencore’s increasing use of contract labour and refusal to negotiate fair enterprise agreements at multiple sites across Australia. At rallies around the country earlier this week, union members showed their resolve to fight against Glencore’s attack on working conditions, job security and local communities.

Locked out - Glencore moves to replace Oaky North miners with contractors

2017.07.24Workers at the Oaky North mine in Australia have been locked out of their workplace by mining giant Glencore, which has taken steps to replace the permanent workforce with casual contractors.

Zambia: Union condemns plans to cut 4,700 jobs at Glencore’s Mopani Copper Mines

2017.08.25IndustriALL affiliate the Mineworkers Union of Zambia (MUZ) strongly opposes plans by Mopani Copper Mines (MCM) to sacrifice 4,700 jobs, and condemns the company’s use of intimidation and blackmail as a bargaining chip.

South Africa: Union protests Glencore malpractices

2018.04.26Hundreds of workers from IndustriALL Global Union affiliate, the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA), marched to Glencore's office in Johannesburg on 25 April, protesting against the mining giant’s workers’ and human rights abuses.

Mission accomplished! Canadian Steelworkers stop Glencore attack after nine month strike

2017.11.28371 members of the United Steelworkers – Syndicat des Métallos in Quebec, Canada, have won a new contract with the Glencore-managed CEZinc refinery after nine months of strike action.