Haiti’s Mining Industry: Worker Rights in Peril

If the current political impasse in Haiti is resolved, lawmakers are likely to consider how to develop the country’s untapped gold and copper veins—and the process will determine the extent to which workers achieve their share of economic prosperity. “Given the dearth of decent employment opportunities and pervasive extreme poverty, workers are highly susceptible to… [READ MORE]

India: 2.5 Million Miners Now Have Worker Compensation

Some 2.5 million mine workers in Rajasthan, India, will now be covered by worker compensation for job-related  illnesses and injuries, a victory that stems from a multiyear campaign by safety and health advocates. The decision this week by the state of Rajasthan, in northwest India, also provides compensation to widows of miners who died from… [READ MORE]