Activists expose Glencore’s rotten record on workers’ rights

IndustriALL, a global federation of trade unions, representing more than 50 million workers in 140 countries, in partnership with The Europe-Third World Centre (CETIM), submitted an official statement to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) on 27th June 2018 on the violations of workers’ human rights by Glencore, the Anglo-Swiss commodities giant. The letter focussed on Glencore’s labour violations and human rights abuses in a number of countries.

Going private: Anil Agarwal to delist Vedanta from LSE

Amid rising protests in the UK following the death of 13 people in May during violent demonstrations against its copper smelter in Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu, Anil Agarwal has decided to delist his flagship firm Vedanta Resources from the London Stock Exchange after buying out 33.5% of non-promoter shareholders for about $1 billion.

Rio Tinto to start building massive Koodaideri iron ore mine in 2019

World’s second largest miner Rio Tinto said Monday it will begin developing its Koodaideri iron ore mine in Western Australia's Pilbara region next year, highlighting parallel plans to de-bottleneck rail capacity, which should increase it to 360 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) in 2019.