'Amplats wage negations not over'

Amplats strike leaders say wage negotiations between workers and management are ongoing.

Strike leaders from the North West met in Marikana on 13 October 2012, where they elected people to coordinate strikes from different mining companies. Picture: Theo Nkonki

RUSTENBURG - Strike leaders in Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) in Rustenburg on Sunday said they would continue to negotiate with management for a R16,000 minimum wage for miners while their strike remained on hold.

A rally was held in Rustenburg on Saturday to officially end the strike and brief miners about the ongoing negotiations.

The miners returned to work earlier this week after a two-month long industrial action.

But the wage negotiations are still ongoing.

The miners downed tools in September to demand a R16,000 basic salary from Amplats.

But strike leader from the Democratic Socialist Movement Mametlwe Sebei said management offered the workers a R400 increase.

Sebei said the strike would only be over once their demands were met.

"The argument and the settlement that was entered into was a token by management for continued wage adjustments."