Anglo American Platinum drew a clear line on wage hikes as it kicks off its response to its majority union’s demand for a 45% rise in basic salaries.

While Amplats, the second-largest platinum miner, still has to formally table a counteroffer to the demands put forward by the self-styled militant Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu), its CEO Chris Griffith warned the company is unable to afford "unsustainable" wage increases.

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