Miners' International Federation (MIF)

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

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1890 Belgium


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 H-XC1878 - International Federation of Chemical, Energy and General Workers' Unions (ICEF) and H-XB1975 - International Federation of Petroleum and Chemical Workers (IFPCW) to form H-XB0003 - International Federation of Chemical, Energy, Mine and General Workers' Unions (ICEM).


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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Congress (every 4 years), consisting of up to 25 delegates of each affiliated organization. Executive Committee, comprising Officials - President, 5 Vice-Presidents and General Secretary - and 26 other members, meets at least once a year. Technical Committees. European regional organization: H-XD2942 - Miners' European Federation (MEF). Meetings closed.


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



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