Entries by Anja Muller-Deibicht

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 […]

IMATU CELEBRATES INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

IMATU will join together with our international counterparts in commemorating International Women’s Day. While we celebrate the credible achievements that have been made to date, studies continue to highlight the often entrenched gender gaps in our places of work, homes and communities. IMATU is continually striving for gender parity within our organisation, its structures and […]

IMATU WELCOMES NEW MINISTERIAL APPOINTMENTS AT COGTA

The Independent Municipal and Allied Trade Union (IMATU) welcomes the appointment of Dr Zweli Mkhize to the position of the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs. “We are very pleased that President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed Dr Zweli Mkhize to the position of Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs. Minister Mkhize brings with him a wealth of knowledge, experience and leadership that he has accumulated in his various roles as a medical doctor, chairperson, MEC, Provincial Premier, university chancellor and most recently the Treasurer General of the African National Congress (ANC). We are hopeful that these skills combined with a commitment to public service will be translated into effective and sustainable service delivery in the local government sector, ” commented IMATU General Secretary, Johan Koen.

IMATU COMMENTS ON THE 2018 NATIONAL BUDGET

The Independent Municipal and Allied Trade Union (IMATU) remains concerned about South Africa’s ability to propel economic growth and development after the Minister of Finance’s 2018 Budget Speech. While IMATU welcomes increased support for education, healthcare and social security, an increase in Value Added Tax (VAT) from 14% to 15% will affect our members and […]

IMATU CONGRATULATES NEWLY ELECTED PRESIDENT CYRIL RAMAPHOSA

The Independent Municipal and Allied Trade Union (IMATU) would like to extend its congratulations to the newly elected President of the Republic of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa. “We welcome the former Deputy President’s election to the position of President in the National Assembly yesterday. President Ramaphosa brings with him a wealth of knowledge, experience and […]