Entries by Jenny Pohl

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 […]

ATTENTION CITY OF CAPE TOWN EMPLOYEES

  This Circular was distributed on 22 July 2013 throughout IMATU structures IMATU has learned that the City is not ready to implement the collectively agreed salary increases by the July payday. IMATU IS NOT IN AGREEMENT WITH THE EMPLOYER THAT THEY HAVE ANY DISCRETION BUT TO IMPLEMENT THE AGREEMENT TO WHICH THEY ARE PARTY. […]

IMATU CELEBRATES MANDELA DAY

The Independent Municipal and Allied Trade Union (IMATU) is joining fellow South Africans in celebrating Mandela Day tomorrow. “Each year we are reminded of the 67 years of his life that Nelson Mandela gave fighting for the rights of humanity, equality, justice and democracy all South Africans enjoy today. We are pleased to be one […]

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 […]

WAGE CURVE SETTLEMENT NEGOTIATIONS 2013 – FEEDBACK REPORT NUMBER 4-2013

Hereinafter follows a comprehensive feedback report on the negotiations to settle the wage curve dispute. The first round of settlement talks took place in Pretoria on 26 and 27 March 2013 with the assistance of the Facilitator, Mr Y Shaik. These negotiations yielded a Facilitator’s Proposal, essentially in the following terms: That the present salary […]

UPDATE: WAGE CURVE DISPUTE – FACILITATOR’S PROPOSAL (3 of 2013)

Please be advised that negotiations to settle the Wage Curve dispute was concluded today.  No agreement could be reached on the Facilitator’s Proposal that was issued on 27 March 2013.  At this stage no further rounds of negotiations have been scheduled. We have however contacted the clerk of the Labour Appeal Court in order to […]