mining

Solidarity with mine workers at Marikana Platinum

Families of those killed demonstrate against police

This statement from South African shack dwellers movement Abahlali baseMjondolo on the massacre at Marikana Platinum has just come out on their newswire. The death toll is now over 40.

Striking miners killed by security forces in South Africa

Earlier today at least seven striking miners have been gunned down and killed by security forces at South African platinum mine. The killings are the latest in a long line of deaths during a strike that is complicated by a bitter and violent inter-union dispute over membership numbers.

1500 Zimbabwean diamond miners sacked for striking

Over 1500 diamond miners in Zimbabwe have been sacked following a strike for higher pay. Many of the workers have reported serious sexual assaults by the bosses.

A Teamsters strike over disgraceful attacks on pay and conditions enters a third week

Over sixty workers at the Grand Rapids Gravel Company in Wyoming are now in the third week of a strike over proposed pay cuts and vicious attacks on conditions. The bosses have brought in scabs and private security.

Zambian miners kill supervisor in dispute over pay

Miners have killed a supervisor and seriously injured another during a dispute over pay at the Collum mine in Zambia.

Workers at Vio.Me factory in Northern Greece vote for factory self-management

Statement from workers at a mining industry factory in Greece announcing their decision to take over their factory under workers' self-management.

Asturias miners' strike: Letter from a miner

A translation of a letter from a retired miner from Asturias, where miners have been on indefinite strike for weeks, explaining the dispute and giving its background.

Mauritanian mining strike over - workers win their demands

Tasiast gold mine (photo CGTM)

This time last week libcom reported on striking gold miners in Mauritania - after five days of strike action, the miners have won their demands and returned to work.

Class struggles in the Nigerian coal industry, 1914-1949

In-depth study of working class organisation at the Enugu Government Colliery in Nigeria from its opening in 1914 until a massacre of 21 striking miners in 1949.

Asturias miners' strike photo gallery, 2012

After the government announced cuts to subsidies for Asturias' coal mines, thousands of miners have begun strikes and militant direct action in a bid to save their communities.