Johannesburg - South Africa’s biggest gold producers amended their wage offers in a final push to reach an agreement in talks that began in June.
The companies have offered to raise pay by inflation or 6 percent, whichever is greater, for each of the three years starting July 1, Gideon du Plessis, general secretary for Solidarity union, said on his Twitter account.
Entry-level employees, who currently earn about R5 800 rand ($457) a month, have been offered a separate payment of R1 000 rand.
Bullion has dropped 8.5 percent since wage talks started between four unions and miners including AngloGold Ashanti and Harmony Gold Mining on June 22.
Prices close to a five- year low are hurting companies already contending with higher output costs.