Amplats wage strike continues

Amplats strike leader Gaddafi Mdoda said a meeting with mine bosses will determine the way forward.

Anglo Platinum strike leaders spoke at the Olympia Stadium in Rustenburg. Picture: Govan Whittles/EWN.

RUSTENBURG - With wage talks between Anglo Platinum (Amplats) miners and management deadlocked, strike leaders say they cannot predict what will happen next.

On Saturday, the national strike committee staged a massive rally in Rustenburg, which was attended by miners and officials from Xstrata, Gold Fields, AngloGold Ashanti and several other companies operating in the area.

Workers were addressed by politicians, community leaders and strike coordinators, who told them there is no end in sight for their two-month long mass action.

Miners who attended the rally said they might not have found a way to end strike, but they feel more confident after being addressed by their leaders.

Amplats strike leader Gaddafi Mdoda said the situation at the shafts is still tense and anything can happen.

"Actually, nobody knows what's going to happen after this rally, but we are still willing to engage with management."

Mdoda added talks with Amplats bosses next week will determine which direction the strike takes.