Glencore, below the surface

Glencore, below the surface

Global union IndustriALL has published a briefing on Glencore to coincide with the company’s AGM in Switzerland today, 2 May 2018. The briefing details Glencore’s environmental, social and governance (ESG)-related risks – with a focus on labour-related risks –...
Letter to Acacia Mining as its AGM approaches

Letter to Acacia Mining as its AGM approaches

London Mining Network has joined the Legal and Human Rights Centre, RAID, CORE and MiningWatch Canada in signing an open letter to the board of Acacia Mining, calling for an improvement in the company’s human rights record in Tanzania. Informal miners working on...
The dog ate my homework: another year at Rio Tinto

The dog ate my homework: another year at Rio Tinto

Report on the Rio Tinto plc AGM, London, 11 April 2018 By Richard Solly, Co-ordinator, London Mining Network A recording of the whole AGM is available at https://edge.media-server.com/m6/p/q6qsz3ho (registration is necessary). An analysis of the company’s...
Smile please! It's the Lonmin AGM!

Smile please! It's the Lonmin AGM!

Report on the AGM of Lonmin plc, held at the Lincoln Centre, Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London, on 15 March 2018 by Richard Solly, Co-ordinator, London Mining Network You may wonder why anyone should be asked to smile at the AGM of a company so closely connected in...
Worker injury at Vedanta's Tuticorin operations

Worker injury at Vedanta's Tuticorin operations

In the early hours of Saturday 18 March, 2017, a 31 year old worker was engaged by contractor Operational Energy Group Ltd to do some maintenance work on a conveyor belt at the Phosphoric Acid Plant at Vedanta subsidiary Sterlite’s copper smelter in Thoothukudi,...