Entries by Anja Muller-Deibicht

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 […]

SPECIAL RECRUITMENT CAMPAIGN (1 March – 30 April 2019)

As you will recall from Circular 2 of 2019, Regional Managers were requested to budget for two National Short Term Recruitment Campaigns that would be rolled out during 2019. This circular serves as a reminder that the first Special Short Term Recruitment Campaign of 2019 will take place from 1 March – 30 April 2019. […]

IMATU HALTS RETRENCHMENT PROCESS AT INKOSI LANGALIBALELE MUNICIPALITY

The Independent Municipal and Allied Workers Union (IMATU) met with members of the Inkosi Langalibalele Municipality management team on Monday and succeeded in halting the intended mass retrenchment of municipal workers. “The municipality was placed under Administration by the Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA) in 2017 and its financial problems have gotten […]

IMATU OPPOSES MASS RETRENCHMENT AT INKOSI LANGALIBALELE MUNICIPALITY

The Independent Municipal and Allied Workers Union (IMATU) will today oppose the mass retrenchment of municipal workers at the Inkosi Langalibalele Municipality in Kwa Zulu Natal. “The Municipality’s organogram makes provision for close to 1000 employees, while it currently only employs 598 people and intends to retrench 248 of these employees. This is a blatant […]

IMATU REMAINS CONCERNED ABOUT INCREASING LIVING COSTS AFTER INTEREST RATES REMAIN UNCHANGED

The Independent Municipal and Allied Trade Union (IMATU) remains concerned about South Africa’s economic outlook after the South African Reserve Bank’s (SARB) decision to keep the repurchasing rate unchanged. “While we acknowledge the Monetary Policy Committee’s mandate to manage inflationary increases, we remain concerned about our country’s poor domestic growth forecasts and escalating unemployment figures. […]