Congo mining unions unite to confront Glencore

Published: 15 Nov 2018

Building a membership base through recruiting and organizing is a key strategy for strengthening union power to confront Glencore in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

This is the resolution of a meeting which took place on 13-14 November, in Kolwezi, Lualaba Province. The resolution commits the unions to an organizing target to be met before the next Glencore global network meeting in 2019.

Eighteen representatives, including general secretaries, from four IndustriALL Global Union affiliates CSC, OTUC, TUMEC and UNTC, organizing in the mining sector, formed the IndustriALL Glencore national network which will include unions from the petroleum sector. A provincial network already exists. The meeting agreed that the unions would confront the global mining multinational better as a unified force and through the networks.

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