90% of Gold Fields’ KDC West reports for duty
Thursday, 18 October 2012
Johannesburg, 18 October 2012: Gold Fields Limited (Gold Fields) (JSE, NYSE, NASDAQ Dubai: GFI) confirms that approximately 11,000 striking employees at KDC West today reported for work before the deadline of 14h00.
Approximately 1,500 employees who did not report for work before the deadline are deemed dismissed. The dismissed workers have 24 hours within which to lodge appeals against their dismissals.
KDC West has a workforce of 14,300. The balance of 1,800 people did not participate in the strike.
Gold Fields, on Monday, 16 October, 2012, issued a final ultimatum to striking employees at KDC West and Beatrix, to present themselves for work by no later than 14h00 today, Thursday, 18 October, 2012, or face immediate dismissal.
Employees at Beatrix 1, 2 and 3 Shafts returned to work yesterday while those at Beatrix 4 Shaft returned this morning. At KDC East, which was not covered by this ultimatum, 8,000 employees remain on strike.