Gold Fields Ghana strike ends

Gold Fields Ghana has said employees have resumed work at its two mining units following a strike.

In a statement, the Johannesburg-based mining firm said the workers at its Tarkwa and Damang mines in Ghana "returned to work yesterday evening and this morning".

Workers went on strike on April 2.

Gold Fields, who described the strike as illegal and unprotected, said it has reached an agreement with the Ghana Mineworkers Union on the issues that gave rise to the dispute, including a row over performance bonuses, nutrition at mine canteens, and alleged racism by some managers.

The open-cast Tarkwa and Damang mines in Ghana are the largest single source of gold for Gold Fields after it unbundled three deep-level, ageing South African mines in February.

Gold Fields is estimated to have lost 2,200oz of gold a day from both mines.

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