Entries by Anja Muller-Deibicht

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 […]

SALARY AND WAGE INCREASE 2017-2018

The salary increase for 2017-2018 will be made up of the average CPI for the period February 2016 until January 2017, plus 1%. The CPI figures for this period have become available and are as follows: Feb 2016 – 7.0% Mar 2016 – 6.3% April 2016 – 6.2% May 2016 – 6.1% June 2016 – […]

IMATU COMMENTS ON SONA

Following the delivery of last night’s State of the Nation Address (SONA), the Independent Municipal and Allied Trade Union (IMATU) is committed to making local government work. “IMATU members, like all South Africans, are concerned by escalating living costs, economic challenges, infrastructure needs and access to, and the provision of, basic services. We welcome the […]

IMATU SUPPORTS THE SANDLA HEALING CENTRE

Staff members from the Mpumalanga Regional Office recently visited the Sandla Healing Centre in the Sizani Village in Clau-Clau, just outside Mbombela. The Centre is run by Pastor Frans Shongwe and his wife Dumisile. The Centre started as a feeding project in 2007 for a single child, but had to quickly grow to accommodate the […]

FIRE FIGHTERS BATTLE WESTERN CAPE FIRE

IMATU would like to take this opportunity to express our sincere appreciation to the fire fighters in the Drakenstein area, who are working tirelessly to extinguish the fires in this and surrounding areas (Wellington and Dal Josaphat). A special thank you must also be extended to those directly supporting our firefighters during this time. The […]

IMATU SIGNS LOCAL GOVERNMENT SERVICE CHARTER

IMATU, together with the other parties to the South African Local Government Bargaining Council (SALGBC), have signed the Local Government Service Charter today in Sandton. The parties recently completed negotiations on the Local Government Service Charter, a document that was tabled during wage negotiations last year. This document is a pledge that sets out the […]

IMATU ATTENDS THE SALGA NATIONAL CONFERENCE

IMATU is attending the South African Local Government Association (SALGA) National Conference in Sandton from 28 November – 1 December 2016. The purpose of this conference is to consider audited financial statements, review SALGA’s programme of action, discuss and adopt positions on key policy and legislative matters impacting local government as well as considering various […]