Lonmin, the Marikana massacre, job cuts and taxes

Lonmin, the Marikana massacre, job cuts and taxes

Nearly three years after the massacre of mineworkers at Lonmin’s Marikana platinum mine in South Africa, people are still waiting to read the report of an inquiry into the outrage. President Zuma appears to be sitting on the report – and both...
More news on divestment

More news on divestment

Our friends in global mine workers’ union IndustriALL have published some thoughts on the need for workers to be involved in the transition to a low carbon economy, to make sure that it takes into account workers’ needs for decent jobs. The Business...
Anglo American: death and diversions

Anglo American: death and diversions

Report on the Anglo American AGM, Thursday 23 April 2015 by Richard Solly, Co-ordinator, London Mining Network Company pressed on climate issues but puts its faith in technological fixes rather than pulling out of coal South African mine workers’ union NUM calls...
Rio Tinto AGM 2015: yawning and struggling

Rio Tinto AGM 2015: yawning and struggling

  Reflection of the Rio Tinto AGM in London, 16 April 2015, by Richard Solly, Co-ordinator, London Mining Network. I can’t say I attend mining company AGMs because I enjoy them. They are a kind of liturgy in the Temple of Money, where the worshippers make their...