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SibanyeReuters reports that Sibanye Gold’s Cooke operations will remain shut until at least Thursday as the gold producer goes through an appeals process for workers fired for taking part in a wildcat strike.  

Spokesman James Wellsted said the company was concerned about the safety of its employees after receiving reports of threats of violence against miners not supporting the strike and it wanted to make sure the environment was safe.  Sibanye announced last week it had fired over 1,500 workers at the mine, which employs almost 4,000 underground miners, but that they could appeal their sacking.  Workers at the mine downed tools almost two weeks ago, angered by a company drive to root out illegal miners which has included the arrest of employees for collusion.

  • Read this report by Ed Stoddard at Moneyweb


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