Entries by Jenny Pohl

COVID – 19 (CORONAVIRUS) PANDEMIC

We refer to the abovementioned matter. We want to take this opportunity to salute and thank our members that are at the forefront in fighting the COVID – 19 virus. Many IMATU members are involved in essential services that are required to keep the country and the economy afloat. IMATU members have heeded the call […]

GS CIRCULAR NO 6 OF 2020: COVID – 19 VIRUS (THE CORONA VIRUS)

We refer to the abovementioned matter. Much has been written in the press over the past 2 months since the COVID – 19 virus was discovered in Wuhan, China in December 2019. As you are probably also aware, President Ramaphosa announced last night that the State is taking drastic measures in order to combat the […]

FIRE SERVICES: DEADLOCK ON ALLOWANCES AND OVERTIME LABOUR COURT JUDGEMENT

The Labour Court has handed down judgement on Tuesday, 03 March 2020. The Judge Found the following: 1. The Samwu actions to not work the shifts as per the Collective Agreement constituted an unprotected strike. The Court interdicted Samwu members from participating in such refusal. 2. The Fire and Rescue Services Collective Agreement is valid […]

IMATU CONDEMNS WASTED COSTS IN THE CITY OF CAPE TOWN

The Independent Municipal and Allied Trade Union (IMATU), representing approximately 107 000 members countrywide, and in excess of 14 000 members in the City of Cape Town, wholeheartedly supports the view of the Auditor General, as quoted in an article by the Cape Argus on 4 February 2020, wherein it was stated that “The AG […]

IMATU’S NEW PRESIDENT

IMATU is delighted to announce that Mr Keith Swanepoel assumes the office of President with effect from 1 January 2020! Mr Swanepoel has served on IMATU’s National Executive Council since 1991, and has been Deputy President of IMATU since 2010. Mr Swanepoel has also spent most of his career at the City of Johannesburg in […]

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 6.75% to 6.5%.