The complex relationship of mines and unions

The petroleum and mineral sectors have the largest work force that contributes to global economics. This can lead owners to focus on the bottom line and neglect the workforce. It is thus no surprise that these sectors have a significant number of unions that represent workers’ right to fair wages and better working conditions.

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Mineworkers and unions relations above par

Mineworkers and unions relations above par

Unions in any industry sector play the role of representing the workers for fair pay and better working conditions. In the mining sector it is no different. The relationship between mineworkers and the unions is rarely spoken about, yet it is one of the most important relationships in the sector.

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Significant improvement in miners-unions relationship

The relationship between the mining industry and unions has been a volatile one. This was revealed in the 2014 strike sparked by wage renewal negotiations, leaving over 30 people dead.

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Shale Support receives national mining safety award

Shale Support, a provider of frac sand and logistical solutions to the oil and gas proppant market, received the Sentinels of Safety Award from the National Mining Association (NMA) during the annual Mine Expo in Las Vegas in September.

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