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Biggest Ghana mine union plans strikes over Gold Fields jobs

Ghana’s largest mineworkers’ union plans protests and strikes throughout operations in the country if the government allows Gold Fields’s local unit to dismiss more than 2,000 staff as it starts the process of hiring a contractor to operate its biggest mine in the West African nation. Gold Fields is committing “acts of corporate greed aimed at amassing huge profits at the expense of Ghanaian mine workers,” Prince William Ankrah, general secretary of the 16 000-member Ghana Mine Workers Union, said in an interview Thursday in Accra, the capital.

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