Gold Fields Ltd. recently announced that employees returned to work at its KDC East mine (formerly Kloof) to resume production after a 23-day strike. All three of Gold Fields’ operating mines in South Africa have resumed production. The mine had dismissed 8,100 employees on October 23 for participation in the unlawful strike over the preceding nine days.
However, after a deal with the National Union of Mineworkers, the vast majority of them were reinstated to their previous positions. All employees are also eligible for benefits under the Chamber of Mines Settlement Agreement concluded on October 25, 2012.