Contract workers at the Rössing uranium mine owned by Rio Tinto submitted a petition on 7 October 2015 to the General Manager in Namibia. This included issues in relation to the violation of their labor rights and unacceptable working conditions. ... →
At the Annual General Meeting of Rio Tinto in London, 15 May 2014, two recent reports about the impact of the uranium mine Rössing near Arandis, Namibia, on the environment and health were presented to the shareholders.
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Environmental Damages and Resettlement in Mozambique
Critical voices have been raised on the social and environmental impacts of the Riversdale coal mine owned by the Rio Tinto Group. The mine is located in the Tete province in northwestern Mozambique.
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Labor Rights Violations in Canada
On February 29, three global union federations, whose affiliates comprise over 50 million union members, unanimously adopted a resolution to conduct a global campaign against Rio Tinto for the illegal lockout in Alma, Quebec. The ... →
Human Rights Violations in Mongolia
Mongolia possesses immense gold and copper resources. Reportedly, the mine of Oyu Tolgoi attracts investments which are approximately three times the entire GDP of Mongolia. 66 % of the mine is owned by the Canada-based ... →
Human Rights Violations in Papua New Guinea
In 2000 the British corporation Rio Tinto has been brought to court by inhabitants of the island of Bougainville in Papua New Guinea. Under the US Alien Tort Claims Act, environmental allegations have ... →
Environmental and Security Hazards in Namibia
According to a study of the Dutch nongovernmental organization SOMO workers of the Rössing Uranium mine in Namibia are not sufficiently informed about the consequences of the mining operations on their health and the ... →