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Office of International Miners' Coordination: No struggle must stand alone! Together against attacks on miners' trade union rights!

The world's largest platinum producer Implats in Rustenburg, South Africa, announced the dismissal of 12,000 of the 28,000 striking miners on 26 January, just one day after the police killed one of the miners on strike! One of the affected colleagues documented a text message he had received from the company: "As a consequence of their absence at the hearing where they were supposed to declare that they had participated in an illegal strike action, the company has decided to dismiss them in absentia. They have 3 days to appeal."

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Declaration of solidarity to the miners of the Chingola mine in Zambia

The Chingola mine is an illegal open-cast copper mine where work is carried out without a licence. In this respect, there is also no information about how many miners are working there. The accident was caused by a landslide after heavy rainfall. The miners were buried and probably drowned.

To the miners of the Chingola copper mine in Zambia

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Declaration of solidarity to the striking dockworkers

Dear colleagues, We have learnt about your strike for every job and training place at Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG. It is unacceptable that a "secret contract" is being used to decide on your colleagues. On behalf of the International Miners' Coordination, I would like to express our solidarity with your strike. At the 3rd International Miners' Conference, the solidarity between dockers and miners was demonstrated.

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Kazakhstan: Statement of protest to ArcelorMittal

icg logoTo the Management

Subject: Mine accident at the Kostenko mine in Karaganda

Dear Sir or Madam,

We are horrified by the death of the 38 miners so far, as well as the many injured. At the same time, we feel anger and indignation that accidents like yesterday's at the Kostenko mine in Karaganda are still happening. This does not have to happen again in this day and age. There have long been experiences, methods and technical possibilities to protect the safety of the miners and also the people living around a mine from harm.

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Miners for AUF at the Durham Miners' Big Meeting

A delegation from Miners for AUF and one with members of the MLPD from Germany also took part in the 137th Durham Miners Gala on 8 July. The Durham County coalfield is located in the north-east of England. It is known for its militant miners' movement. This tradition connects with today's struggles and demands of the working class for higher wages, against the increase of the retirement age, for saving the environment.

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Solidarity to the miners at Tara Mines

To the miners of Tara Mines Dear miners and relatives We have heard that the Boliden Corporation wants to temporarily shut down your mine, one of the largest zinc mines in the world. Most of you are to stay at home without pay. Since the mine was established in 1977, the various owner companies have extracted fabulous profits from the miners, who have produced a total of more than 85 million tonnes of zinc.

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Ireland: Strike at Tara Mines

As rf-news.de reported on 29.6.2023, the Boliden Group wants to temporarily shut down the largest zinc mine in Europe and the eighth largest zinc mine in the world, about 50 kilometres from Ireland's capital Dublin. Most of the 650 or so workers will stay at home without pay, with a few continuing to work on maintenance tasks.

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Joint mobilization and donation call from the International Miners' Coordination and the Anti-Imperialist United Front

Miners around the world are a powerful force. Many of them are at the forefront of the most important workers' struggles. Billions of oppressed people - women, environmentalists, migrants, indigenous people - want a future worth living for themselves and their children. More and more are realizing: for this, you have to unite across countries and fight in an organized way.

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