Amplats offers miners wage hike

Amplats workers will face dismissal if they fail to report for duty by the end of Wednesday.

Amplats workers marched for better wages in Rustenburg on 5 October 2012. Picture: Govan Whittles/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Wednesday is D-day for striking Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) miners, who will face dismissal if they fail to report for duty by the end of business day.

The miners' strike committee said management tabled the first wage hike offer last night, after prematurely opening negotiations.

Strike leader Godfrey Lindani said they were hopeful the offer would end their two-month long mass action.

He said management offered them increases of up to R600 on their current salaries.

But Lindani said if the workers did not accept the offer, they would ignore the ultimatum.

He said committee members would take the offer to workers before the deadline.