South Africa’s National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) said on Thursday it had reached a wage deal with the Chamber of Mines that raises gold miners’ pay by a cumulative 11-20.8 percent.
NUM said entry levels positions would now receive 5,000 rand a month, from 4,840 rand previously.
“The latest adjustments, on top of earlier pay rises applicable from July 1, 2012, lift wage rates by a cumulative 11 percent to 20.8 percent,” NUM said in a statement.
(Reporting by Helen Nyambura-Mwaura; Editing by Ed Cropley)
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