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Work stoppage ends at Modder East

Gold One miner at
work underground at
Modder East gold mine
Johannesburg, South Africa — 13 March 2012 – Dual-listed gold explorer, developer and producer Gold One International Limited has revealed that worker attendance at the group’s Modder East operations has returned to normal, following an unprotected strike on Friday.

The company made this announcement here in a statement which said that around 500 employees had downed tools.

“Attendance at Modder East returned to normal on Friday evening with the night shift employees reporting for duty,” read the statement. “Both the Saturday morning shift and Sunday night shift employees have also since reported for work as normal.”

Gold One added that the suspension of the six employees which had allegedly led to the work stoppage had not been lifted, and that its normal disciplinary procedures would be followed in this regard. Gold One Management would, however, continue to engage with the National Union of Mine Workers (NUM), which represents the majority of Modder East’s 1,800 workers.

Source: Gold One. For further details click here.