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Labour conflicts deepen at Glencore Xstrata subsidiary

2014.03.25Workers at a Glencore copper mining company in Southern Peru have walked off the job in protest at labour rights’ abuses.

Continued strike at Glencore’s Koornfontein mine

2014.12.05800 workers at the Koornfontein mine in Mpumalanga, South Africa, have been on strike since 17 October, protesting against substandard severance payments.

Colombia: IndustriALL backs Sintracarbon’s fight for a fair deal

2016.03.03A sector in crisis should promote dialogue and cooperation instead of using the crisis as a pretext to get rid of acquired rights. This is IndustriALL Global Union’s message to Cerrejon, on the eve of a strike vote provoked by the company’s refusal to negotiate a collective agreement.

Sintracarbón celebrates bargaining victory at Cerrejón mine

2016.03.21After 62 days of difficult negotiations, the Colombian coal workers’ union Sintracarbón has reached an agreement at Cerrejón that recognizes the contribution made day in and day out by the 13,000 workers employed at the mine.

Sanction of the Xstrata Glencore merger challenged

2012.11.15The proposed merger between giants Glencore and Xstrata goes to a shareholder vote on 20 November, as processes continue assessing the monopolistic concerns the merger brings.

Congo mining unions unite at Glencore

2018.11.15Building a membership base through recruiting and organizing is a key strategy for strengthening union power at Glencore in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

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.

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.

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.