Entries by Anja Muller-Deibicht

IMATU COMMENTS ON RECENT FLOODS

IMATU would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our EMS, DMS, metropolitan police and associated members who have assisted the South African public, especially in Gauteng and KwaZulu Natal, during the recent storms.   The work you do is invaluable and we thank thank you for your bravery and service. Our thoughts […]

IMATU SUBMITS OPENING WAGE DEMANDS

The Independent Municipal and Allied Trade Union (IMATU) filed a joint trade union wage demand with the South African Local Government Bargaining Council (SALGBC) yesterday, for 2018.

IMATU’s opening demands are an across the board salary increase of 15% or R3 155, whichever is the greater, a minimum wage increase of R10 000 per month and a housing allowance of R2 000 per month.

IMATU CELEBRATES HERITAGE DAY

IMATU wishes all our members and fellow South Africans a Happy Heritage Day. Today we celebrate the great diversity of cultures, beliefs, and traditions that make up the nation of South Africa.

Eid – Ul Adha

Our Muslim Collegues will be celebrating Eid-Ul Adha on 1 September 2017. May Allah bless you with a beautiful feast of Sacrifice on the auspicious day. Happy Bakra Eid.

TSHWANE WOMEN’S WELLNESS DAY

Members from our Tshwane Region were invited to attend the increasingly popular Women’s Wellness Day function, and this year did not disappoint! Attendees were treated to high tea, guest speakers, display stalls and some lucky draw prizes. What a fantastic way to acknowledge and thank women in the workplace.

IMATU CELEBRATES WOMEN’S DAY

A very happy Women’s Day to all our female members and the female partners’ of our members. Today is a day to remember the significant sacrifices made and also to be encouraged to continue the good work being done towards making gender equality a reality in our world of work.

IMATU MARCHES IN ETHEKWINI

“Numerous requests to meet with the newly elected Municipal Management team to discuss our growing concerns have gone ignored. IMATU has maintained a good working relationship with the previous eThekwini Mayor and Municipal Manager and cannot understand why the incoming leadership would wish to start their tenure along such adversarial lines. As the majority union in the eThekwini Municipality, IMATU must be consulted when making decisions that directly affect our members,” stated IMATU President and eThekwini Regional Chairperson, Stanley Khoza.

IMATU WELCOMES INTEREST RATE CUT

The Independent Municipal and Allied Trade Union (IMATU) welcomes the decision of the Governor of the South African Reserve Bank (SARB), Lesetja Kganyago, to reduce the current repo rate from 7% to 6.75%. “While we welcome the Monetary Policy Committee’s decision to reduce interest rates, this decision will not in and of itself stimulate growth […]

IMATU CELEBRATES MANDELA DAY

“Each year we are reminded of the 67 years of his life that the late Nelson Mandela gave fighting for the rights of humanity, equality, justice and democracy all South Africans enjoy today. We are pleased to be one of many organisations donating 67 minutes of our time or resources to make a difference in […]

IMATU SUPPORTS KNYSNA DISASTER RELIEF EFFORTS

So many South Africans have been directly and indirectly affected by the devastating fires that tore through the Knysna-Plett and surrounding areas last month. IMATU was deeply saddened to learn of the deaths and serious injuries sustained by firefighters, volunteers and members of the community. As a union representing municipal employees, including firefighters and emergency […]