More than 7,000 workers appeal dismissal at Gold Fields' KDC East Mine
Johannesburg, 24 October 2012: Gold Fields Limited (Gold Fields) (JSE, NYSE, NASDAQ Dubai: GFI) reports that more than 7,000 of the 8,100 employees that were dismissed at KDC East (formerly Kloof Gold Mine) yesterday, have today lodged appeals against their dismissal.
The appeal hearings start tomorrow and will be conducted over the next few days. The appeals will be chaired by independent chairpersons and those workers whose appeals are successful may be reinstated.
The 8,100 dismissed workers - out of a total staff complement of 12,500 at KDC East - had embarked on an unlawful strike on 14 October, 2012. They were issued their notices of dismissal at 15h00 yesterday after failing to respond to an ultimatum to report to work. They were granted 24 hours to appeal against the sanction of dismissal.
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