The struggle of world labor with Rio Tinto
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The history of world labor's struggle with
- Unions go global in fight with Rio Tinto
- By Brad Norington, Industrial Editor, Sydney Morning
Herald, 21 November 1997. Rio Tinto will be the first
target of a new ACTU strategy to fight companies that are
anti-union on a "global" scale by using strong links
with international unions and pressuring world financial
- World trade union network against Rio Tinto
- By Norm Dixon, Green Left Weekly, 18 February 1998.
A worldwide network of delegages from 14 countries to defend
workers' pay and conditions within the giant mining company,
formed after a conference in Johannesburg from February 7,
organised by the International Federation of Chemical, Energy,
Mine and General Workers Unions (ICEM).
- Rio Tinto Unions Offer To Work With Company - But
It Must Respect Labour Rights
- ICEM Update, 9 February 9 2000. The offer came at the
end of the network's meeting in Canberra, Australia, on 7-8
February. Among the main declarations it is noted that hitherto
Rio Tinto in many of its operations has not recognized the right
of its workers to form trade unions and bargain collectively.
- Unions launch global attack on Rio board
- By Stephen Long, Financial Review, 8 March 2000. Unions
have forged a global alliance to try to oust the board of mining
giant Rio Tinto through an unprecedented strategy of shareholder
activism because the board is controlled by management. The unions
believe they can win support from major pension funds around the
world which hold Rio shares.