Entries by Anja Muller-Deibicht

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 […]

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 […]