Unlawful Strike Action at KDC West and Beatrix
JOHANNESBURG, September 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Gold Fields Limited (GFI) (Gold Fields) (JSE, NYSE, NASDAQ Dubai: GFI) regrets to confirm that, notwithstanding press reports to the contrary, the unlawful and unprotected strike at the West Section of the KDC Gold Mine (KDC West, formerly Driefontein) on the West Rand in South Africa continues. The strike started on 9 September 2012.
In addition the employees at the Beatrix Mine in the Free State have also commenced with an unlawful and unprotected strike. The strike started at the West Section of Beatrix (formerly Oryx Mine) on Friday, 21 September 2012, and spread to the rest of the mine on Monday, 24 September 2012.
The large majority of the 15,000 employees at KDC West and 9,000 employees at Beatrix are participating in the unlawful strikes and production has been halted at both operations.
The Company has received urgent interdicts for KDC West as well as Beatrix West, and is applying for an interdict for the remainder of the Beatrix mine. The Company is evaluating all options to deal with the unlawful strikes.
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SOURCE Gold Fields Limited