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Modder East dismissals stand

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portal at Gold One’s
Modder East mine
Johannesburg, South Africa — 25 June 2012 – Gold One International Limited has concluded its appeals process for individuals who were dismissed on 12 June 2012 for their participation in illegal strike action at the Modder East operation.

A statement issued by the company here explained that management had considered the representations made against dismissal and had concluded that in all cases there were insufficient mitigating factors against the sanction of dismissal.

The illegal strike broke out at the East Rand mine on 3 June among members of the Professional Transport Allied Workers Union (PTAWU), and was interdicted by the Labour Court the following day.

As a result, Gold One dismissed workers at East Modder, resulting in violent activities by about 500 of the workers. In response, the company obtained an interdict from the South Gauteng High Court on 13 June 2012 against further violence.

The Modder East Operation is currently performing at 50% of budgeted June delivery targets, as the contingencies put in place by management continue to perform well.

Source: Gold One International. For more information, click here.