Trafigura penetrates further into Peru

Swiss-headquartered Trafigura boasts of being the world’s second largest non-ferrous metals’ trader. In this regard, only Glencore pips it to the post. Notorious for its alleged dumping of tonnes of toxic wastes on the Ivory Coast in 2006, Trafigura runs its metals’...

ILO Recommends Guatemalan State Suspend Mining Operations

The International Labour Organisation’s Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations has called on the Guatemalan Government to suspend mining operations on Maya Indigenous land in Guatemala. This will affect Goldcorp, a Canadian...

Rio Tinto sacks four executives convicted in China

Mining giant Rio Tinto says it’s determined not to let the jailing of four employees – including Australia’s Stern Hu – affect its relationship with China. The company says accepting bribes and obtaining commercial secrets is deplorable...

Labour Struggle Against Rio Tinto in Boron

Union Workers in California Town Locked Out by Mining Giant Rio Tinto After Stalled Contract Talks The California mining town of Boron is the site of the second-largest borax mine in the world. A labour struggle is unfolding between some 600 workers represented by the...

Rio Tinto associate up against the wall in Colombia

Court rules company failed to consult local people A highly controversial new mining project in Colombia has been halted by court order, because the operating company failed to consult with local communities. Over the past year Muriel Mining’s Mande Norte...