Entries by Anja Muller-Deibicht

IMATU COMMENTS ON THE 2014/15 NATIONAL BUDGET

The Independent Municipal and Allied Trade Union (IMATU) is pleased to see that the Minister of Finance’s 2014 Budget Speech emphasised the need to focus on transformation imperatives that will accelerate growth, create work opportunities and build a more equal society. “We welcome the Minister’s commitment to the efficient allocation of expenditure, strengthening management structures, […]

IMATU COMMENTS ON WAGE CURVE CONFUSION

The Independent Municipal and Allied Trade Union (IMATU) has moved to clarify recent confusion surrounding the Wage Curve Dispute Judgement and the issue of a once off 14th cheque or gratuity payment within the local government sector. In 2010 IMATU initiated court proceedings against SALGA asking the Court to rectify the 2010 Wage Curve Agreement […]

IMATU COMMENTS ON SONA

The Independent Municipal and Allied Trade Union (IMATU) is cautiously optimistic following the delivery of last night’s State of the Nation Address (SONA). “We are particularly pleased with the President’s commitment to improve the functioning of local government, to intensify the fight against corruption and ensure that qualified and experienced personnel are deployed in municipalities,” […]

IMATU Celebrates the life of Nelson Mandela

The Independent Municipal and Allied Trade Union (IMATU) will today join fellow South Africans and people around the world in mourning the death of our former President, Nelson Mandela. “Today marks a sad day for all South Africans. Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was not only generous of spirit, selfless, inspirational and an excellent leader but this […]

IMATU speaks out against corruption

The Independent Municipal and Allied Trade Union (IMATU) joined Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA) Deputy Minister, Andries Nel, the Public Protector, Thuli Madonsela and other distinguished guests at the South African Local Government Association (SALGA) 2013 Anti-Corruption Summit in Cape Town, today. IMATU General Secretary, Johan Koen, opened today’s proceedings with a message of […]

IMATU COMMENTS ON WAGE CURVE DISPUTE

The Independent Municipal and Allied Trade Union (IMATU) concluded its argument regarding the Wage Curve dispute in the Labour Appeal Court yesterday. The judgment has been reserved and will be handed down at a later date, determined by the court. “The courts normally convene a full bench only when the case before them is exceptionally […]

WAGE CURVE DISPUTE FEEDBACK REPORT

Arguments in the Wage Curve dispute were concluded in the Labour Appeal court yesterday. The matter was heard before a full bench (three Judges) which included the Judge President of the Labour Appeal Court. The Judges who heard the matter are as follows: Deputy Judge President Basheer Wagley; Judge Hendrick Musi; and Judge Ratha Mokgoatlheng. […]

IMATU COMMENTS ON THE AUDITOR GENERAL’S REPORT

  IMATU welcomes the Auditor General’s submission that all municipalities, irrespective of size, can achieve clean audits through an ethical leadership tone, driven by commitment and a sense of service delivery to the country. IMATU strongly believes that municipal entities can positively improve by committing to take ownership of municipal performance practices, insisting on adequately […]

ATTENTION CITY OF CAPE TOWN EMPLOYEES

This Circular was distributed on 1 August 2013 throughout IMATU structures: We have just learned that the Council met yesterday and authorised payment of the agreed 6.84% salary increase. The HR Department confirmed that payment will be done on 7 August 2013. Staff will be put in the same position as if implementation had occurred […]

IMATU MEETS WITH MINISTER LINDIWE SISULU

The Executive Committee of the Independent Municipal and Allied Trade Union (IMATU) met with the Minister of Public Service and Administration, Ms Lindiwe Sisulu and the Deputy Minister of Public Service and Administration, Ms Ayanda Dlodlo yesterday afternoon. “The chief purpose of the meeting was to discuss the Draft Public Administration Management Bill. This draft […]