Miners' International Federation (MIF)

Fédération internationale des mineurs (FIM)
Federación Internacional de Mineros
Internationaler Bergarbeiterverband (IBV)

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History

1890, Jolimont (Belgium), by a conference of miners of Belgium, Bohemia, England, France and Germany. Most recent statutes adopted May 1984, Luxembourg; amended Mar 1989, Harare (Zimbabwe) and May 1993, Budapest (Hungary). Ceased to exist, 1 Jan 1996, on merger with International Federation of Chemical, Energy and General Workers' Unions (ICEF) and International Federation of Petroleum and Chemical Workers (IFPCW) to form International Federation of Chemical, Energy, Mine and General Workers' Unions (ICEM).

Aims

Strengthen international solidarity of workers in mines, quarries and energy undertakings; safeguard and promote their economic, social, political and cultural interests by supporting trade union activities in all countries and by coordinating and conducting activities on an international basis; support, both nationally and internationally, the fight against exploitation of workers. These aims to be achieved by: establishing and promoting close relations among trade union organizations and maintaining close relations with other organizations with the same aims; strengthening affiliated unions in the fields of organization, information and education and supporting struggles of affiliated unions to improve living and working conditions of members; establishing new unions in regions where trade union organizations did not previously exist; protecting affiliated organizations against attacks by governments, employers or other organizations; disseminating information and conducting research in support of activities or interests of affiliates; engaging in common actions with other organizations to promote the interests of affiliates and of the working population as a whole; assisting affiliates in coordinating policies on living and working conditions of workers.

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Activities

International representation of affiliates' interests; research; information service. Participation in ILO mining sector activities. Trade union educational programmes, currently in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Technical committees examine and study problems of: coal industry; mineral industries; safety and health protection; finance. Organizes congresses and regional conferences.

Structure

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Languages

English, French, German, Spanish.

Staff

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Financing

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Consultative Status

United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) (Ros C); International Labour Organization (ILO); United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) (Special Category).

Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 1 non-governmental organizations.
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Publications

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Members

Members in 59 countries
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Type I Classification

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Type II Classification

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Subjects *

  • Resources
    • Energy
  • Social Activity
    • Workers
  • Industry
    • Mining

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 7: Affordable and Clean EnergyGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth

UIA Org ID

C2959

Last News Received

24. Aug 1994
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** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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