October 4, 2012
A leading gold mine in South Africa started evicting thousands of its
striking workers from company dormitories on Tuesday as work stoppages
spread to more gold and platinum mines.
Gold Fields ordered 5 000 workers who have been on strike for three
weeks to vacate the mine hostels, saying striking workers there were
intimidating their fellow employees.
Workers at another mine, belonging to Anglo American Platinum, downed
tools on Tuesday, and the firm held disciplinary hearings for the