• Growing people

    What is the most powerful way to develop the capabilities of people at work? Ian Mann answers.

  • Wealth and poverty

    True riches would be to create a safe and satisfied community for all South Africans.

  • SABC shenanigans

    SA has already embarked on a slippery slope to autocracy, warns Terry Bell in Inside Labour.

All data is delayed
Loading...
See More

Gold Fields fires 8 500 strikers

Oct 23 2012 17:19

Company Data

GOLD FIELDS LIMITED [JSE:GFI]

Last traded 83
Change 3
% Change 3
Cumulative volume 3310403
Market cap 0

Last Updated: 26-07-2016 at 05:00. Prices are delayed by 15 minutes. Source: McGregor BFA

Related Articles

Gold Fields KDC miners ignore ultimatum

Gold Fields issues final warning

Gold Fields issues final ultimatum

Gold Fields confirms end of strike

Gold Fields sacks remaining strikers

Strikers heed dismissal threat

 

Johannesburg - Gold Fields [JSE:GFI] on Tuesday fired 8 500 workers who refused to halt an illegal stoppage at its KDC East mine, a spokesperson said.

"All 8 500 people who were on strike did not come back. They did not return to work, so we have issued dismissal letters to all of them," spokesperson Sven Lunsche told AFP. Workers have 24 hours to appeal their dismissal, he added.

Workers at the last striking mine of the world's fourth gold producer in Carletonville, southwest of Johannesburg, had ignored an ultimatum to clock in at 4:00 pm.

The firm let go 1 500 strikers at its KDC West mine on October 18, though most later appealed their dismissal.

Mass dismissals are not unheard of in South Africa and are often part of a hard-ball negotiating strategy on the part of mine owners.

Tens of thousands of workers across South Africa's mining sector have been involved in a spate of illegal strikes over pay and conditions.

The stayaways have crippled production in a sector that fuels 19% of South Africa's economy, prompting pressure from employers, government and even the workers' own unions.

 
 
 

Read Fin24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
90 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.
 

Company Snapshot

We're talking about:

THE SAVINGS ISSUE

Saving can make a lot of things possible, but we all know how hard it is to save. This special Savings Issue will help you get focused.
 

Money Clinic

Money Clinic
Do you have a question about your finances? We'll get an expert opinion.
Click here...

Voting Booth

Have you experienced FNB’s outage problem?

Previous results · Suggest a vote

Loading...