Entries by Anja Muller-Deibicht

IMATU CELEBRATES WORKER’S DAY

1 May 2019 marks International Worker’s Day! IMATU joins its members in recognising the important role workers played in the struggle to end Apartheid and the work they continue to do today to fight for equality, dignity and safety in the workplace. Our union continues to fight for progressive legislation and conditions of service that […]

IMATU CONCERNED AHEAD OF YET ANOTHER PETROL PRICE INCREASE

The Independent Municipal and Allied Trade Union (IMATU) is very concerned about the knock on effects the latest fuel price increase will have on its members and fellow South Africans. From 1 May 2019, the price of petrol will increase by 54 cents a litre, diesel will increase by 1c and illuminating paraffin will cost […]

IMATU SENDS CONDOLENCES TO THOSE AFFECTED BY THE FLOODS

Our thoughts, prayers and sincere condolences go out to all those affected by the devastating floods in KwaZulu Natal and the Eastern Cape this week. A special thank you is also extended to our members involved in emergency and relief efforts on the ground. The dedication and sacrifice you act out on a daily basis […]

HAPPY EASTER IMATU MEMBERS

IMATU wishes all our members a restful Easter long weekend. We hope those who are taking leave return safely and thank those members who are on duty and continue to serve the South African people.

ATTENTION KOPANONG MUNICIPALITY MEMBERS AND SHOP STEWARDS!

As part of the Free State Presidential Tour, the IMATU President: Stanley Khoza, Deputy President: Keith Swanepoel, Free State Regional Manager: Paul Greyling and shop stewards met with the Acting Municipal Manager, Acting Chief Financial Officer and Councillor of the Kopanong Municipality. Amongst a number of matters discussed, IMATU raised the serious concern of third […]

IMATU DISAPPOINTED BY MPC MISSED OPPORTUNITY

The Independent Municipal and Allied Trade Union (IMATU) is disappointed by the Monetary Policy Committee’s (MPC) decision to keep interest rates on hold at 6.75%. IMATU believes that the Reserve Bank missed an opportunity to lower interest rates. Consumer Price Inflation (CPI) is presently recorded at 4.1%, falling below the 4.5% mid-point of the South […]

IMATU CONCERNED BY INSUFFICIENT INFRASTRUCTURE SPEND

The Independent Municipal and Allied Trade Union (IMATU) is concerned by reports that municipalities are failing to spend allocated infrastructure grants. Minister of Finance, Mr Tito Mboweni, confirmed this week that 44 municipalities had their municipal infrastructure grants reallocated to other municipalities. Nelson Mandela Metro forfeited R29.4m from the grant on public networks while Ekurhuleni […]

IMATU MOTIVATES FOR AN INTEREST RATE CUT

The Independent Municipal and Allied Trade Union (IMATU) is calling for interest rate cuts ahead of the Monetary Policy Committee’s decision this Thursday. IMATU has submitted a motivation for the lowering of interest rates to South African Reserve Bank (SARB) Governor, Mr Lesetja Kganyago. IMATU believes that an opportunity exists for the Reserve Bank to […]