Entries by Anja Muller-Deibicht

IMATU WELCOMES THE NEW EASTERN CAPE REGIONAL MANAGER

Mr Vusumuzi Churchill Mothapo, known by colleagues and union members has Church, has been appointed as the new Regional Manager for the IMATU Eastern Cape Region. His appointment took effect from 1 April 2017. He is replacing former Regional Manager, Ms Cathi Botes, who has taken up the position of IMATU eThekwini and KwaZulu Natal […]

IMATU MONITORS RESTRUCTURING IN CAPE TOWN

In September 2016, the Independent Municipal and Allied Trade Union (IMATU) strongly opposed a restructuring process in the City of Cape Town that would have led to job losses and the depletion of much needed skills. Extensive negotiations between the parties resulted in an agreed way forward and the prevention of job losses. Following the […]

IMATU CELEBRATES WORKERS’ DAY

IMATU will be joining both our local and international communities in celebrating Workers’ Day, also known as May Day, today. This day serves both as a celebration of workers’ rights as well as a reminder of the critical role that South African trade unions played in the fight against Apartheid.

IMATU CELEBRATES FREEDOM DAY

IMATU will join together with our fellow South Africans to celebrate Freedom Day on 27 April 2017. This day is an annual celebration of our country’s first non-racial, democratic elections that took place in 1994, a date which marked the end of over three hundred years of colonialism, segregation and white minority rule. This day […]

HAPPY EASTER

IMATU would like to take this opportunity to wish all our Christian members a Happy Easter. We hope that members will be able to take this time to rest and spend time with their family and loved ones.

IMATU ATTENDS THE 3RD PRESIDENTIAL LOCAL GOVERNMENT SUMMIT

IMATU is participating in the 3rd Presidential Local Government Summit in Midrand, from 6-7 April 2017. Our President, Stanley Khoza, will be delivering a message of support this morning. The purpose of the summit is to continue supporting the Back-to-Basics programme in South African municipalities, as a building block for what the National Development Plan […]

IMATU COMMENTS ON SOUTH AFRICA’S SOVEREIGN CREDIT RATING DOWNGRADE

The Independent Municipal and Allied Trade Union (IMATU) is deeply concerned by Standard & Poor’s (S&P) decision to downgrade South Africa’s sovereign credit rating yesterday afternoon, following an emergency meeting over the weekend. Fellow global ratings agency Moody’s, announced this morning that it was placing South Africa on review for a downgrade. S&P reduced South […]

NATIONAL SHORT TERM RECRUITMENT CAMPAIGN (1 March – 30 April 2017)

The first National Short Term Recruitment Campaign of 2017 will take place from 1 March – 30 April 2017. During this period, Regions will be required to pay recruiters the increased recruitment incentive referred to below for each individual recruited. The campaign will not be limited to recruitment by shop stewards and ordinary members must […]

THANK YOU TO OUR EMS AND DMS MEMBERS

IMATU would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our members in the Emergency Management Services (EMS) and Disaster Management Services (DMS) for their dedication and bravery. The recent flash floods in Gauteng and raging fires in the Western Cape are a reminder of the very difficult challenges these workers must operate under. […]

IMATU COMMENTS ON THE 2017 NATIONAL BUDGET

The Independent Municipal and Allied Trade Union (IMATU) is pleased to see that the Minister of Finance’s 2017 Budget Speech emphasised the importance of infrastructure development, creating spatial linkages between rural and urban municipalities and the need to create a more equal society. “In his Parliamentary Address, Minister Gordhan acknowledged the growing pressures facing municipalities […]