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IndustriALL calls on Ukrainian government to enforce health and safety in mines

2017.06.15Miners in Ukraine continue to endanger themselves going down the pit. Four miners, members of IndustriALL affiliate the Independent Trade Union of Miners of Ukraine, were seriously injured in an explosion on 12 June. IndustriALL supports Ukrainian trade unions in their demands to improve health and safety at enterprises without delay.

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.

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.

Namibia: Union protest sloppy safety standards at Skorpion Zinc mine

2018.01.15Hundreds of workers from IndustriALL affiliate, the Mineworkers Union of Namibia (MUN), from the Rosh Pinah branch, demonstrated against worsening health and safety standards at the Skorpion Zinc Mine, about 600 km from Windhoek, earlier this month.

IndustriALL launches campaign for health and safety in Pakistan mines

2018.03.15Ten IndustriALL Global Union affiliates are urging the government of Pakistan to ratify ILO Convention 176 (C176) on Safety and Health in Mines. This follows a decision by IndustriALL’s Executive Committee in November 2017, for a global campaign to end fatalities in Pakistani mines.

South Africa: Union calls for improved health and safety after four mineworkers are killed at Sibanye Stillwater gold mine

2018.06.13The deaths at Sibanye Stillwater operations in 2018 go beyond previous years with 11 killed in 2016, and nine in 2017. This year the death toll is already at 18 showing that the company’s operations are increasingly becoming death-traps for mineworkers.

Kazakh trade unions sue ArcelorMittal for not respecting collective agreement

2017.09.20The Metallurgical Workers' Union Zhaktau and Mineworkers’ Union Korgau at ArcelorMittal Temirtau in Kazakhstan initiated a lawsuit against the company for failure to conclude a new collective agreement and for not respecting social benefits and guarantees of employees.

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.

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.

Ukrainian miners stage protest over unpaid wages

2018.06.21Coalminers organized a mass protest on 19 and 20 June in front of Verhovna Rada (Ukrainian Parliament) in the hope of attracting attention of the parliamentarians to the dreadful situation in the coal mining sector and its effects on conditions for coalminers.