Gold Fields strike hits second mine

2012-09-25 14:42

Johannesburg - World No. 4 gold producer Gold Fields [JSE:GFI] said on Tuesday workers remained on an illegal strike at its KDC West operation in South Africa despite an agreement reached Friday and employees at its Beatrix mine had also downed tools.

“The strike is still on, they ignored the agreement reached Friday night. And the strike has now spread to Beatrix,” spokesperson Willie Jacobsz told Reuters.

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  • edward.radingoana.1 - 2012-09-25 15:35

    Illiteracy is killing our country. If people overrule the agreement they participated in concluding, it means we are still a long way to reach where we are heading to.

      bob.mcmillen.564 - 2012-09-25 15:40

      edward, where we are heading to and where we would like to be heading to are two very different places.

      Jaap - 2012-09-25 15:45

      Edward, I agree with you and we can just hope that if there is any sanity left it will prevail. South Africa can't afford this kind of sabotage to the economy. Too many people unemployed.

  • KennySven - 2012-09-25 15:48

    Let them strike,in three/four weeks they will be starving. Then they will blame the union because they don't have money for food.The union will give them sweet nothing. Viva Union Give The Miners Nothing Viva

      seato.israelramoroane - 2012-09-27 19:27

      Guys I'm working at Beatrix mine and what happened today its NOT GOOD at all more especially our NUM leaders were participating in the strike. The conditions at Beatrix is totally out of order because our leaders are failing us. We're earning peanuts while management earns big and get big bonuses. R12 500 wont kill anyone. I support the strike due to the conditions that took place before we even thought of going on strike.

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