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Amplats, Num reach wage deal

Amplats apparently agreed to reinstate all 12,000 dismissed workers at its Rustenburg operation.

Amplats miners march to Bleskop Stadium in Rustenburg on 6 October 2012. Picture: Govan Whittles/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - The six-week long Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) strike appears to have come to an end.

The National Union of Mineworkers (Num) said it reached an agreement with Amplats management on Friday.

Unions and mine officials have been locked in talks since last week.

The signing of the deal is believed to be on condition that all employees report for duty on Tuesday.

Amplats apparently agreed to reinstate all 12,000 dismissed workers at its Rustenburg operation.

It also issued final warnings to striking workers at its Limpopo mines.

Num spokesperson Lesiba Seshoka said, "We have reached an agreement with Amplats. They will reinstate all dismissed workers to their positions."

The striking miners had been demanding a basic salary of R16,000.