No incidents during Gold Fields strikes

2012-10-05 14:23
Striking Gold Fields miners at Driefontein Mine, Carltonville. (Muntu Vilakazi, City Press)

Striking Gold Fields miners at Driefontein Mine, Carltonville. (Muntu Vilakazi, City Press)

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Gold Fields miners continue strike

2012-09-21 08:30

Mineworkers at Gold Fields' KDC west mine near Carletonville would continue their strike, a representative told thousands of workers on Thursday afternoon. Watch. WATCH

Johannesburg - It was quiet during a strike at Gold Fields mines on Friday, the company said.

"No incident has been reported, it is quiet," said spokesperson Sven Lunsche.

He said some workers had handed over their sticks and knobkerries since the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) asked them on Wednesday to do so, as these are seen as a threat to peace.

"At the time the union addressed the workers most of them had already left, but those who were there had handed over their weapons and returned to the hostels."

There was a verbal undertaking that the miners could return to the hostels if they "disarm".

"It is a good step. We have been successful in that [disarming]."

Workers at Gold Fields have been on strike for 20 days and are demanding a monthly pay of R12 500 after deductions.

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