The Independent Municipal and Allied Trade Union (IMATU) concluded the first round of the 2015/2016 wage negotiations today, in Johannesburg.
“While negotiations have been ongoing, South African Local Government Association (SALGA) has not made any substantive changes to their original proposal. IMATU simply cannot accept an opening wage offer of less than inflation. Our members, like the majority of South Africans, are really feeling the pinch of unprecedented increases in the costs of electricity, fuel, food and public transport. South Africans are already facing increased costs in personal income tax, a 12.69% approved increase in electricity prices and a 80.5c/l increase in the fuel levy. SALGA will have to adopt a more realistic understanding of escalating living costs before these negotiations can meaningfully move forward,” stated IMATU General Secretary, Johan Koen.
The Independent Municipal and Allied Trade Union (IMATU) would like to commend all disaster management teams, firefighters, volunteers and municipal officials who have been working tirelessly to bring devastating fires along the Southern Peninsula in the Western Cape under control. “Our members in the fire fighting division have been battling large fires in Muizenberg, Ou […]
The Independent Municipal and Allied Trade Union (IMATU) began the first round of the 2015/2016 wage negotiations today, in Johannesburg. IMATU’s wage demand, as submitted to the Employer, is as follows: 1. An across the board salary increase of 15% or R4 000, whichever is the greater. 2. The current minimum wage to increase to […]
This is an update on the status of the new Wage Curve negotiations. The parties to the SALGBC have agreed on the following process towards the conclusion of a new Wage Curve Collective Agreement: • The SALGBC must, as soon as possible, establish a dedicated wage curve working group to gather information and make proposals […]
This is an update on the status of the Main Collective Agreement (MCA) negotiations. The parties to the SALGBC’s National Bargaining Committee have agreed to resolve the deadlock on the MCA negotiations on the following basis: • All amendments to the MCA that the parties have reached agreement on will be implemented. • In respect […]
- The 2015 IMATU-Discovery/LA HEALTH Bursary Scheme is open from 1 January 2015. Sceme rules and Application form can be downloaded from the Resources Centre page, or contact your Regional Office for more information.
- The IMATU National Special Recruitment Campaign will be running from 1 August 2014 – 30 September 2014
- The President has signed the Employment Services Act 4 of 2013 into law. The Employment Equity Amendment Act 47 of 2013 comes into operation on 1 August 2014.
- The Women Empowerment and Gender Equality Bill (B50D-2013) was adopted by the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) with a number of amendments and has been sent back to Parliament’s National Assembly for further deliberation and concurrence due to the number of technical amendments made by the NCOP. Once the National Assembly adopts the Bill, it will conclude the parliamentary process and the Bill will be sent to the President for assent.
- The President has signed the National Credit Amendment Act 19 of 2014 into law.
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