Entries by Anja Muller-Deibicht

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.

IMATU AWAITS FACILITATORS SALARY AND WAGE PROPOSAL

“Currently the South African Local Government Association (SALGA) is proposing a three year wage agreement, starting with a 6.6% across the board increase in year one, followed by a percentage increase equal to the projected annual Consumer Price Index (CPI) plus 1% in years two and three respectively. We are however standing firm on our demand for an 8% across the board salary increase in the first year, followed by CPI plus 2.25% in year two and CPI plus 2% in year three, should a multiyear agreement be considered,” explained IMATU General Secretary, Johan Koen

IMATU CONGRATULATES NICKY NEAL

A hearty congratulations goes out to Nicky Neal and her fellow lawn bowls team members who secured a silver medal for South Africa at the Commonwealth Games currently underway in Australia! The bowls quartet narrowly lost to defending world champions Australia in their gold-silver match early on 9 April 2018. Nicky is an IMATU member, […]

IMATU CELEBRATES HUMAN RIGHTS DAY

IMATU will join fellow South Africans tomorrow in commemorating Human Rights Day. This day reminds us of the immense sacrifices that accompanied the struggle for the attainment of democracy in South Africa.

LEGAL TRAINING TAKES PLACE AT THE NATIONAL OFFICE

This week our Regional Managers and Labour Relations Officers attended training at the National Office to fine tune the principles of drafting pleadings, notices of motion and affidavits. The objective of this training was to sharpen participants’ drafting skills, while also taking into account the latest High Court directives. Training was facilitated by the Law […]

WAGE NEGOTIATIONS 2018/2019: (FEEDBACK REPORT NO 3)

The third round of the wage negotiations, and wage curve negotiations for the 2017/2018 financial year took place on 5-7 March 2018, in Durban, under the guidance of the facilitator, Mr Moe Ally. Hereinafter follows the feedback report. Salary and Wage Negotiations The parties commenced negotiations by forming a smaller committee where possible settlement options […]