Gold Fields says all South African mines back in production after strikes

JOHANNESBURG Tue Nov 6, 2012 1:12am EST

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JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Gold Fields, the world's fourth largest bullion producer, said on Tuesday that all three of its operating mines in South Africa were back in production after the end of a 23-day strike at its KDC East mine.

The mine dismissed 8,100 employees on Oct 23 for their involvement in an illegal strike.

"After a deal with the National Union of Mineworkers, the vast majority of them were reinstated to their previous positions," the company said.

(Reporting by Sherilee Lakmidas)

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