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Created Tue 12/07/2016, Last Updated Tue 12/07/2016

As abuses continue, so does Rio Tinto campaign

Dialogue between IndustriALL Global Union affiliates and Rio Tinto about establishing agreed global labour principles and structures for enforcing those principles continues, following a management reorganization at the company.

Nonetheless, Rio Tinto has failed to adequately improve its treatment of workers and remains the target of a global campaign.

Read more on IndustriALL

Created Tue 19/04/2016, Last Updated Tue 19/04/2016

Support the campaign to ratify ILO Convention 176 for Mineworker Health and Safety

28 April is International Commemoration Day for Dead and Injured Workers. Let’s put pressure on countries to ratify ILO Convention 176, and end the safety crisis in mining!

Already this year, there have been many fatal mining accidents: in the US, Pakistan, China, Congo, Russia and elsewhere. The fall in commodity prices worldwide means mining companies are under financial pressure, and safety is often the first to go.
 
It doesn’t have to be like this: every accident is preventable.

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Created Fri 18/03/2016, Last Updated Fri 18/03/2016

Mine safety crisis in Pakistan

The mining industry in Pakistan is in the grip of a safety crisis as the avoidable loss of workers’ lives continues in the country.

Ten workers were killed in a mining accident on 12 March 2016 at the Al-Hussaini coal mine in the Doli area of Orakzai region, in Kyber Pakhtoonkhaw province.

Accumulated methane gas reportedly caused a blast inside the mine, while heavy rainfall added to difficulties in rescuing 27 workers who were trapped inside.

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Created Fri 19/02/2016, Last Updated Fri 19/02/2016

Still no justice, ten years after the Pasta de Conchos homicide

Ten years after the mining homicide at Pasta de Conchos, Mexico, the government has still not conducted a thorough investigation into the real causes of the disaster, brought those responsible to justice, recovered the bodies or compensated the families of the victims.

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Created Thu 10/12/2015, Last Updated Thu 10/12/2015

What Does it Mean for Mine Safety, Now That Blankenship is Guilty?

Now that the former CEO of Massey Energy, who operated the Upper Big Branch mine in West Virginia, USA, has been found guilty of  conspiring to violate federal mine safety standards, what does it mean for the future of safety in American mines?

Here is an audio podcast from Inside Appalachia.

http://wvpublic.org/post/what-does-it-mean-mine-safety-now-blankenship-guilty