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Protests against Rio Tinto at Mining Indaba

Unionists marched on the Mining Indaba protesting the ill treatment of Rio Tinto workers.

Trade unionists led a march in Cape Town against the alleged ill treatment of Rio Tinto mineworkers in other countries. Picture: AFP.

CAPE TOWN - Local and international trade unionists led a march in Cape Town against the alleged ill treatment of Rio Tinto mineworkers in other countries.

A group of around 200 people marched on the Mining Indaba at the Cape Town International Convention Centre on Thursday.

A labour movement that represents workers in some 142 countries claims Rio Tinto is one of the most aggressive anti-union companies in the sector.

Unionist Kemal Özkan says they want the company to stop interfering in collective bargaining.

"We particularly make reference to the situations in Australia, Mongolia, Indonesia, Canada and Madagascar."

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