Wires

Gold One fires most workers on wildcat S.Africa strike

JOHANNESBURG, Oct 9 (Reuters) - Junior miner Gold One

said it had dismissed the majority of workersat its Ezulwini operation in South Africa hit by an illegalstrike last week, the latest response to a wave of wildcatstrikes sweeping through the industry.

The company said it had dismissed around 1,435 of Ezulwini'stotal 1,900 workers. The workers can appeal the decision, itadded.

(Reporting by Agnieszka Flak; Editing by Jon Herskovitz)

((agnieszka.flak@thomsonreuters.com)(+27 11 775 3154)(ReutersMessaging: agnieszka.flak.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net))

Keywords: SAFRICA STRIKES/GOLDONE

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