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.

Miners working for AngloGold Ashanti, Harmony and Gold Fields would benefit from the new pay structure, it said.

(Reporting by Helen Nyambura-Mwaura; Editing by Ed Cropley)

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