Entries by Anja Muller-Deibicht

IMATU ATTENDS SALGA NATIONAL MEMBERS ASSEMBLY

IMATU President, Stanley Khoza is currently attending the South African Local Government Association (SALGA) National Members Assembly (NMA) being held in Durban from 10 -12 December 2018.

IMATU believes that an event of this nature creates a necessary platform to identify the key challenges facing local government and collectively decide how the various stakeholders will effectively address these challenges.

SALGBC Circular 9/2018: Unrecognised Minority Trade Unions Seeking Organisational Rights at Municipal Level

The SALGBC issued a circular yesterday, endorsed by IMATU, SAMWU and SALGA, to all municipalities to address the issue of unrecognised minority trade unions seeking organisational rights at municipal level. This comes as unrecognised trade unions have increasingly been using the constitutional court judgement in POPCRU v South African Correctional Services Workers’ Union and Others […]

IMATU STANDS AGAINST THE ABUSE OF WOMEN AND CHILDREN

IMATU, together with many South Africans, has taken a pledge to oppose the abuse of women and children. While we support the international 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children Campaign, taking place from 25 November – 10 December, we believe that this promise must be upheld and actioned all year round.

Our members are continually encouraged to report abuse, support survivors and volunteer where possible. This year, as part of our organisation’s commitment to stop abuse and gender-based violence, IMATU has made a donation to People Opposing Women Abuse (POWA). A non-profit organisation based in Berea, Johannesburg.

IMATU DISAPPOINTED BY INTEREST RATE INCREASE

The Independent Municipal and Allied Trade Union (IMATU) is disappointed by the South African Reserve Bank’s (SARB) decision to increase the current repurchasing rate by 0.25%. “While we acknowledge the Monetary Policy Committee’s mandate to manage inflationary increases, this decision will further constrain domestic growth and place consumers under even more pressure just before Christmas. […]

IMATU SUPPORTS PEOPLE OPPOSING WOMEN ABUSE (POWA)

As we start focusing our advocacy efforts ahead of the international campaign 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children, and as part of our continual commitment to stop this gender-based violence IMATU has made a donation to People Opposing Women Abuse (POWA). A non-profit organisation based in Berea, Johannesburg. POWA established […]

IMATU PUSHES FOR PAY AT THE WEST RAND MUNICIPALITY

Our President, Stanley Khoza, made a special visit to Gauteng this week, to engage with members at the West Rand Municipality yesterday. Municipal employees have not been paid salaries and third-party benefit contributions have been disrupted as a direct result of its dire financial situation. The West Rand Municipality invested approximately R70 million with the […]

IMATU OPPOSES MASS RETRENCHMENT AT INKOSI LANGALIBALELE MUNICIPALITY

the Independent Municipal and Allied Workers Union (IMATU) will oppose the Section 189A notice lodged by the Inkosi Langalibalele Municipality last week.

“The Municipality currently employs 598 employees, but intends to retrench 248 of these employees next year. This is just the latest attempt by the Inkosi Langalibalele Municipality to reduce expenditure by downsizing municipal staff as opposed to addressing the real problem of poor financial management.”

IMATU COMMENDS FIRE FIGHTERS

IMATU would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all the fire fighters involved in fighting the fires raging in the Southern Cape. One blaze started in the Outeniqua mountains last week, moving towards George, while a separate fire broke out closer to Knynsa, where eight people tragically lost their lives. Our thoughts and […]

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.