Tag Archives: Goldfields Ghana Limited

Gold Fields justifies planned layoffs

Vice President and Stakeholder Relations for Gold Fields Ghana Limited, David Johnson, has said the company’s transition from owner mining to contract mining, which is expected to lead to the laying off and re-employment of about 1,500 employees on contract basis, is not borne out of selfish interests. Some employees of the company staged a demonstration on Monday to resist ...

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Goldfields ‘intimidating’ its staff with military backing – Mineworkers

The Ghana Mine workers Union has accused the military of emboldening Goldfields Ghana Limited to maltreat workers of the company. His comments come on the back of the company’s move to lay off about 1,500 mine workers and re-employ them on contract basis. In a Citi News interview, the General Secretary for the Union, Prince William Ankrah, said Goldfields was ...

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Court to rule on fate of laid-off Goldfields staff March 2

Accra Court Complex

An Accra High court has set March 2 as the date it will deliver its ruling on the fate of some 1,700 workers of Goldfields Ghana who have been laid off by the company. The judge, Laurenda Owusu, said she will rely on the relevant provisions in civil procedure rules, CI 47 and all the processes filed to deliver its ...

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Negotiation, not protests will resolve Goldfields impasse – Chief Labour Officer

The Chief Labour Officer, Eugene Koletey is urging aggrieved workers of Goldfields Ghana to return to the negotiation table over the planned retrenchment exercise of the company. According to him, their grievances cannot be resolved through protests but amicably through negotiation with the management of the company. [contextly_sidebar id=”99XvL2c9UvI8Ss35s75ud1EucSyfDp7b”]Speaking on , Mr. Koletey revealed that an earlier planned meeting between ...

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Mine workers to petition Parliament over layoffs at Goldfields

The Ghana Mine Workers Union will this morning march to Parliament to demonstrate against what they describe as the unacceptable treatment of the workers of Goldfields Ghana Limited. This follows a decision by the mining firm to lay off about one thousand five hundred of its workers. [contextly_sidebar id=”aKuaGEm2HN7iSm3jayel6WBOXcTzCU01″]According to the company, the layoff is as a result of the ...

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Mine Workers’ Union rejects Goldfields’ reason for sacking workers

The Ghana Mine Workers Union has rejected reasons given by Goldfields Ghana Limited to embark on a retrenchment exercise. Goldfields Ghana Limited told Citi Business News this week that it will lay off about 1,500 workers this month, as part of measures to change its business model, and make the company profitable due to the relatively short lifespan of the ...

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