Gold Fields (GFI -2.2%) fires 8,500 workers who refused to halt an illegal stoppage at its KDC...

|About: Gold Fields Limited (GFI)|By:, SA News Editor

Gold Fields (GFI -2.2%) fires 8,500 workers who refused to halt an illegal stoppage at its KDC East mine. Mass dismissals are not unheard of in South Africa and are often part of a hardball negotiating strategy on the part of mine owners.