Entries by Anja Muller-Deibicht

IMATU REJECTS MEDIOCRE FIRE FIGHTERS INCREASE

The Independent Municipal and Allied Trade Union (IMATU) has rejected a Facilitator’s Proposal relating to shift allowances for Fire and Rescue Services employees in the City of Cape Town.

Negotiations between the City of Cape Town and organised labour, being conducted under the auspices of the South African Local Government Bargaining Council (SALGBC), deadlocked.Parties to the SALGBC are in dispute regarding payment for work performed in excess of the City of Cape Town’s normal working hours.

IMATU SADDENED BY NEWS OF FIRE FIGHTER DEATH

IMATU is gravely saddened by the news that a firefighter has fallen to his death while trying to extinguish a fire at a government building in the Johannesburg CBD. We understand some firefighters are trapped on the top floor while others are still trying to extinguish the fire. IMATU is currently reaching out to its […]

LABOUR RELATIONS TRAINING

Continuous staff training and development is part of IMATU’s commitment to render excellent service to our members. This week Regional Managers and Labour Relations Officers will be attending training in evidence and trial advocacy for disciplinary hearings and trials. Former Judge and Senior Council Ismail Hussain will lead this three day course, equipping attendees with […]

IMATU ATTENDS SIGNING CEREMONY

Our President, Mr Stanley Khoza, will be attending the Salary and Wage Collective Agreement Signing Ceremony today. The multi-year Agreement will be in effect from 1 July 2018 – 30 June 2021. The Signing Ceremony will be followed by a joint media briefing. Date: Thursday, 23 August 2018 Time: 11h00 Venue: The President Hotel, 1 […]

UPDATE ON WAGE NEGOTIATIONS 2018/2019 (UPDATE 10/2018)

The arbitrator in IMATU’s wage interest arbitration, Mr Pat Stone, issued his arbitration award today.

Please note that the arbitrator has ruled in IMATU’s favour. In terms of this ruling, the facilitator’s proposal must be implemented with the following amendment:
The additional 0,5% increase, for employees earning R9000.00 or less, shall take effect on 1 October 2018.

UPDATE ON WAGE NEGOTIATIONS 2018/2019 (UPDATE 9/2018)

The arbitration of IMATU’s dispute, before Mr Pat Stone, was concluded yesterday. Prior to the commencement of the arbitration, the parties held a pre-arbitration conference in order to agree on the facts and determine the terms of reference and powers of the arbitrator. During the pre-arbitration discussions, an opportunity emerged for the two trade unions […]

IMATU CELEBRATES MANDELA DAY

The Independent Municipal and Allied Trade Union (IMATU) will be joining fellow South Africans in celebrating Mandela Day tomorrow.

“Each year we are reminded of the 67 years of his life that the late Nelson Mandela gave fighting for the rights of humanity, equality, justice and democracy all South Africans enjoy today. We are pleased, especially on the eve of the 100th anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s birth, to be one of many organisations and individuals donating 67 minutes of our time or resources to make a difference in the lives of others. As a union representing local government employees throughout South Africa, we take pride in contributing towards positive change within our local communities,” explained IMATU General Secretary, Johan Koen.

UPDATE ON WAGE NEGOTIATIONS 2018/2019 (UPDATE 8/2018)

The conciliation of IMATU’s dispute was concluded yesterday. The matter remains unresolved and a certificate of non-resolution was issued. IMATU subsequently referred the matter for interest arbitration. The SALGBC had set down the matter for arbitration on 23 July 2018. By agreement, Mr Pat Stone has been appointed as the arbitrator. Regions will be updated […]