Johannesburg - There was no word on Tuesday on the outcome
of a meeting between Anglo Platinum [JSE:AMS] (Amplats) and representatives of
striking workers, the company said.
Spokesperson Mpumi Sithole confirmed the meeting had ended
on Monday evening but comment on the results were not yet available.
Amplats said in a statement at the weekend it had reached an
agreement with unions and workers' representatives to reinstate the 12 000
employees dismissed, and that they were expected to return to work on Tuesday.
The Rustenburg strike co-ordinating committee said it was
going to meet the company to discuss its salary demands.
Spokesperson Gaddafhi Mdoda said the workers would not
return to their posts on Tuesday despite a proposal for them to do so.
"The strike is on. Workers have crushed the proposal to
return to work," he said.
Mdoda said workers had heard of the agreement to return to
work through the media, which made it difficult for their representatives to
explain the agreement to them.
"We have been in meetings with management and the
unions. We cannot take any offer without consulting the workers. They have
rejected the offer."
He expressed concern that the situation could turn violent
on Tuesday if some workers did report for duty.
"We have not signed that agreement. The sms sent (by
the company) to workers is complicating this issue and confusing workers. We
call on workers not to be violent, but to resolve this peacefully."