Mine workers
AMCU South Africa South Africa’s largest mining union seeks wage hike from industry giants

The union’s demand of a phased wage hike for mine workers, along with other health and housing benefits, is in light of the windfall gains accrued by the mining companies due to soaring prices of the platinum group metals

Peruvian mining industry workers begin an indefinite general strike

The mine workers are demanding a dignified collective negotiation agreement and abolition of an anti-labor reform, approved by the president in July

Pakistan coal miners Coal miners continue to lose lives in Pakistan

The miserable conditions in mines have led to the death of more than 120 workers in recent months.

Pakistan mines Workers stage protest against coal mine deaths in Pakistan

Eight miners have died in April alone. According to estimates, mine-related accidents kill between 100 to 200 laborers every year in the country.

Societes Mines de Belahauro (SMB) Workers in Burkina Faso demand compensation for loss of mining jobs

Over 1,000 employees lost their jobs when the Inata Mine was shut down in 2017. The Ghana-based Balaji Group, which took over the company in 2018, has not opened the mine and has not provided workers compensation for the period either

Indonesia Sulawesi mine collapse Dozens trapped in the collapse of a makeshift gold mine in Indonesia

38 workers are confirmed to be trapped, with fears of even more buried, inside a makeshift gold mine in Sulawesi in eastern Indonesia, highlighting the dangerous shadow sector of unlicensed mining in Indonesia

Miners' union protest against increasing mine explosion incident in Pakistan. Coal miners’ protest continues in Pakistan over mine deaths

More than 200 laborers die on an average in coal mine-related explosions across the country every year.

Miners protest Pakistan Four killed in Pakistan coal mine explosion

The fatalities reported in Balochistan area point towards abysmal working conditions in coal mines in South Asia, as another serious incident was recently witnessed in the state of Meghalaya in India.

Pakistan Central Mines Labour Federation marks September 28th as ‘Black day’

Many miners work in almost inhuman conditions for 16-18 hours a day for merely $10 a week. Nearly 100 coal workers have died this year in accidents

Six years on Marikana’s ghosts linger

Families of the slain mineworkers have told New Frame that the torments of the massacre refuse to go away.

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