Amplats strike set to continue

Striking Rustenburg miners shrugged off management's threats of legal action.

Anglo miners demonstrate over wages. Picture: Govan Whittles/EWN.

RUSTENBURG - Striking Anglo Platinum (Amplats) miners in Rustenburg on Monday shrugged off management's threats of legal action.

Workers said they will not return to work until their wage demands are met.

The miners have been on strike for over two weeks and Anglo management said it will approach the courts if its employees do not resume their duties on Tuesday.

Striking employees are demanding a R12,500 salary increase.

Protest coordinator Siphamandla Makhanya said leaders met on Monday and decided to continue with the industrial action.

"We are not going to work."

Many South African mines have been hit by a series of strike action in recent weeks.

Workers are demanding better salaries and improved living conditions.