Mine workers
Workers strike US Striking Warrior Met coal miners arrested at protest in New York City

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

Coal workers strike at Warrior Met reach third month

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

Children among those killed in Gaza as Israeli airstrikes continue and other stories

Today we look at the rising casualties in the Israeli airstrikes on Gaza, the march for justice for disappeared persons in Mexico, and more

Coal mine workers in Alabama strike over failed contract talks

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.

DRC mining workers Mining companies in DRC warned against confining workers at mining sites

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

NUMSA strike South Africa South African court permits NUMSA to supply food to striking workers of Lanxess Chrome

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

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

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