Amplats miners end strike, for now

Miners warned bosses they will not give up on their demand for a basic wage of R16,000.

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

RUSTENBURG - Miners at Anglo Platinum (Amplats) on Thursday warned management that they will not give up on their demand for a basic wage of R16,000.

On Thursday, employees ended their two month long unprotected strike and reported for duty at the mines' Rustenburg and Limpopo operations.

This after the company issued an ultimatum to workers.

Strike leader Godfrey Lindani said workers accepted the once-off payment of R4,500 and a wage hike of R400.

But he said workers want to start negotiations do discuss their original wage demands.