Entries by Anja Muller-Deibicht

IMATU FRUSTRATED BY SALGA’S STALLING TACTICS

The Independent Municipal and Allied Trade Union (IMATU) is growing increasingly frustrated with the South African Local Government Association’s (SALGA) inability to resolve negotiations around the Main Collective Agreement. Parties of the South African Local Government Bargaining Council (SALGBC) have been negotiating a new Main Collective Agreement since last year. However, negotiations have now deadlocked as […]

WAGE CURVE DISPUTE COURT DATE ISSUED

It was previously reported that IMATU had approached the clerk of the Labour Appeal Court requesting that the Wage Curve dispute be processed as a matter of urgency and that a court date be assigned to the matter as soon as possible.   Please be advised that these efforts have been successful.   The Labour […]

SALARY AND WAGE INCREASE 1 JULY 2013 – JUNE 2014

IMATU members are reminded that according to the multi-year Salary and Wage Collective Agreement, signed on 27 July 2012, the following increases for the Local Government Sector will be implemented: The salary increase shall be 6.84% with effect from 1 July 2013. Any benefits and conditions of service linked to salaries shall increase by the […]

IMATU PREPARES FOR WAGE CURVE NEGOTIATIONS NEXT WEEK

The Independent Municipal and Allied Trade Union (IMATU) officially communicated its acceptance of the Facilitator’s Proposal on the Pension Fund and Wage Curve Disputes, to the South African Local Government Bargaining Council (SALGBC) today. IMATU’s National Executive Council accepted the Facilitator’s Proposal in principle on 9 May 2013, after receiving a mandate to do so […]

IMATU CELEBRATES INTERNATIONAL NURSES DAY

The Independent Municipal and Allied Trade Union (IMATU) will join South Africans in celebrating International Nurses Day on 12 May 2013. “IMATU represents nurses and midwives in the municipal sector and tomorrow represents a chance to celebrate these healthcare practitioners and the contributions they make to our health sector on a daily basis,” said IMATU […]

IMATU REAFFIRMS ITS POLITICAL INDEPENDENCE

During its National Executive Council (NEC) meeting, held this week in Pretoria, the Independent Municipal and Allied Trade Union (IMATU) reaffirmed the union’s commitment to remain politically independent. IMATU’s NEC representatives are elected by the union’s regional structures and are responsible for providing strong leadership and guiding the union through South Africa’s often challenging socio-political […]

IMATU ACCEPTS FACILITATOR’S WAGE CURVE PROPOSAL IN PRINCIPLE

The Independent Municipal and Allied Trade Union (IMATU) has, in principle, accepted the Facilitator’s Proposal on the Wage Curve Dispute. The union’s National Executive Council ratified this decision today at their structural meeting after receiving a mandate to do so from IMATU’s Regional structures and members. “It is important for members to note that the […]

IMATU ENSURES JOB SECURITY IN THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT SECTOR

The Independent Municipal and Allied Trade Union (IMATU) is pleased to confirm that it has eliminated fixed term contract (FTC) employment in the Local Government sector. On Friday, 12 April 2013, the Johannesburg Labour Court delivered a judgment in the long standing Fixed Term Contract Dispute in IMATU’s favour. “Judge van Niekerk dismissed the application […]