Steelworkers in Alma, Quebec, won their fight against Rio Tinto for good jobs for future generations through a global solidarity campaign. The following is a message from the USW thanking the MUA for it's help throughout the dispute.Read more
About 50 people have protested outside Rio Tinto headquarters in Brisbane today over the ongoing appalling treatment of the company's unionised workforce in Alma, Quebec.Read more
The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) is angered and disappointed by developments in Alma, Quebec where some 780 workers have been locked out of their workplace by global mining giant Rio Tinto.Read more
In 2010 Rio Tinto locked out their ILWU workforce at Boron, site of one of world’s largest borax mines located in the Californian desert.
The MUA lead by Deputy National Secretary Mick Doleman through the Mining and Maritime group of unions, including the CFMEU-Mining Division joined international solidarity efforts with the ILWU which lead Rio Tinto to return to the negotiating table and eventually for the lock out to be ended on terms favourable to the union.
Now the director of Locked Out a dramatic 60 minute documentary about the Boron situation Joan Sekler is visiting Australia to screen the film, talk about Boron and the corporate war on America’s working and middle class.Read more