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South Africa: NUMSA condemns police violence against striking South 32 workers

2017.10.06Three workers were injured and taken to hospital when police fired rubber bullets at picketing workers at South 32’s aluminium smelter in Richards Bay in the KwaZulu-Natal province on 2 October.

Indonesian Human Rights Commission calls for reinstatement of Grasberg workers

2017.11.02The National Commission on Human Rights in Indonesia has found that the sacking of thousands of workers at Freeport’s Grasberg mine in Papua was a violation of human rights and is recommending the reinstatement of the workers. 

Guinea: Mineworkers give notice to strike

2017.11.06Mineworkers at Societe AngloGold Ashanti de Guinee (SAG), a subsidiary of AngloGold Ashanti, have given notice to go on strike on 7 November if their grievances are not met.

370 Kyrgyz miners reinstated after mass layoffs

2018.01.17Mining and Metallurgical Trade Union of Kyrgyzstan (MMTUK), an affiliate of IndustriALL Global Union, managed to safeguard labour contracts with 370 employees of the Chinese mining company Full Gold Mining in the Jalal-Abad region of Kyrgyzstan. The employer agreed not to conduct mass layoffs and transfer all the benefits from the previous labour contracts.

South Africa: Mine accident kills four workers

2017.08.02The danger of working underground on South African gold mines was again demonstrated when four mineworkers were killed at work on Saturday 22 July at Tau Lekoa mine at Orkney, North West Province.

Pakistan: 11 workers killed in series of mine accidents

2018.04.05With the horrific mine accident that killed six workers in the Kalat district in Balochistan on 4 April 2018, at least 11 workers at mines in different parts of Pakistan have died since the end of March. 

Organizing the diamond mining industry in Lesotho

2018.05.24Deep inside the mountain kingdom of Lesotho lies untapped treasure that is attracting global diamond mining capital.

IndustriALL pushes for workers’ rights in diamond sector

2018.06.25IndustriALL Global Union, in line with its approach to multi-stakeholder initiatives in confronting supply chain challenges, continues to raise workers’ rights issues to the stakeholders of the Kimberley Process (KP).

IndustriALL and Rio Tinto conduct joint mission at Oyu Tolgoi mine in Mongolia

2018.09.26Global social dialogue between IndustriALL Global Union and Rio Tinto took a significant step forward when both parties undertook a joint mission to Rio Tinto’s massive Oyu Tolgoi copper and gold operations and underground expansion in the remote South Gobi desert of Mongolia.

Black Day: unions in Pakistan protest mine deaths

2018.10.02Unions in Pakistan held a day of mourning and protest on 28 September at the continued death toll in the country’s mines, and called for the ratification of ILO Convention 176.