As deadly accidents continue in various coal mines in Pakistan, senior representatives of IndustriALL Global have asked the Pakistani ambassador at Geneva to take immediate steps to ensure that Pakistan ratifies and implements ILO Convention 176 on Safety and Health in Mines
Seven members of the United Mine Workers of America were arrested after staging a sit-in in front of the headquarters of the multi-trillion dollar investment firm BlackRock, which is largest shareholder in Warrior Met Mines
Despite hostilities and difficulties faced by the Warrior Met Coal, nearly 1,100 workers in Alabama’s largest metallurgical coal producer have continued their strike for a fair contract to compensate for the sacrifices they made to keep the bankrupt company afloat
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More than 1,100 mine workers at Warrior Met Coal have gone on strike over the company’s failure to reach a consensus with the workers over the new contracts that went into effect on April 1.
Global mining companies operating in the Democratic Republic of Congo have been accused by trade unions of violating workers’ rights in the name of the coronavirus pandemic
Workers had begun a sit-in strike underground in Lanxess’s Rustenburg mine on February 17 against various issues, including sexual harassment and the exploitation of contract workers at the mine
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
The mine workers are demanding a dignified collective negotiation agreement and abolition of an anti-labor reform, approved by the president in July
The miserable conditions in mines have led to the death of more than 120 workers in recent months.
Eight miners have died in April alone. According to estimates, mine-related accidents kill between 100 to 200 laborers every year in the country.
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