Entries by Anja Muller-Deibicht

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 […]

IMATU OPPOSES RETRENCHMENTS AT INKOSI LANGALIBALELE MUNICIPALITY

The Independent Municipal and Allied Workers Union (IMATU) will again meet with members of the Inkosi Langalibalele Municipality management team on Monday, 18 March 2019 at the Municipal Council Chambers. This engagement will be facilitated by the CCMA, discussions will relate to the financial status of the municipality and job security of employees. IMATU succeeded […]

IMATU CELEBRATES INTERNATIONAL WOMAN’S DAY

Today marks International Women’s Day and we would like to take the opportunity to thank our strong, brave and dedicated female members. IMATU is very proud of our increasing female membership and are working hard towards maintaining 40% female representation across our shop steward and leadership structures. Thank you to the women of IMATU. Thank […]

IMATU COMMENTS ON SONA

The Independent Municipal and Allied Trade Union (IMATU) is in the process of reviewing President Cyril Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) that was delivered last night. “IMATU members, like all South Africans, are concerned by escalating living costs, unemployment, economic challenges, infrastructure needs and the provision of basic services. We welcome the President’s […]