Major Success at Blyvoor Gold

In late 2012, Blyvoor Gold was at war. Managers went to work in police casspirs for safety, while workers from AMCU and NUM were attacking each other. Into this recent atmosphere, Lance Bloch and Associates stepped, facilitating “Healing Process” workshops for management and the unions, and then all 1500 employees.

 

Major Success at Blyvoor Gold

Major Success at Blyvoor Gold

The results were stunning: Within a few short months, from a monthly loss of R20mn to a R8.5mn profit, from 40% production to the longest face advance in 3 years, from belligerence to a mine at peace. In fact, this was then one of the few, maybe only, operations in the country where not only were the warring unions sitting together without problem, but preaching and implementing joint peace initiatives. Unfortunately, a $200/oz plunge in the gold price and severe flooding infrastructure damage led to this marginal mine’s sale, but for a moment in time Blyvoor showed SA and the world what could be achieved through real engagement.

 

Major Success at Blyvoor Gold-article

Major Success at Blyvoor Gold- Sunday Times article

“I rate Lance Bloch & Associates 12/10 for what they have achieved with us”  -Colin Goodwin, HR Manager

 

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