Entries by Anja Muller-Deibicht

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 to consolidate their approaches and present a joint position to the arbitrator. This would require IMATU to make a slight amendment to its position namely that the additional 0,5% for low income earners (earning less than R9 000.00) be implemented with effect from 1 October 2018, instead of 1 January 2019 as contained in the facilitator’s proposal.

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 […]

IMATU REFERS SALARY AND WAGE DISPUTE FOR ARBITRATION

Independent Municipal and Allied Trade Union’s (IMATU) dispute on the deadlock in the salary and wage negotiations, which was previously referred for conciliation, was concluded today. The matter remains unresolved and a certificate of non-resolution was issued. As a result, IMATU has referred the matter for interest arbitration.

IMATU ENDS NELSON MANDELA BAY METRO STRIKE

IMATU Nelson Mandela Bay Branch successfully negotiated a Long Service Bonus Settlement Agreement under the auspices of the CCMA on 21 June 2018. This agreement brings an end to a week-long, protected strike, led by IMATU. The Settlement Agreement was signed today at the Offices of the CCMA in Govan Mbeki Avenue, Port Elizabeth. Viva […]

EID MESSAGE

Our Muslim members and colleagues will be celebrating Eid-Ul-Fitr this week. We wish to extend warm wishes to all our Muslim members and their loved ones.

IMATU TO DECLARE DISPUTE AFTER WAGE NEGOTIATIONS DEADLOCK

The Independent Municipal and Allied Trade Union (IMATU) is declaring a dispute after the local government salary and wage negotiations deadlocked today.

Salary and wage negotiations deadlocked after the Facilitator was unable to get all parties to accept the Facilitator’s Proposal. IMATU and SALGA had previously accepted the Facilitator’s Proposal.

IMATU TO CONSULT MEMBERS ON FACILITATOR’S PROPOSAL

The Independent Municipal and Allied Trade Union (IMATU) received the Facilitator’s Proposal yesterday, after the conclusion of the fourth and final round of salary and wage negotiations in Durban.

It should be noted that the Facilitator’s Proposal is not binding, all parties to the negations must formally accept the Proposal in order for the Agreement to be recognised.