Entries by Anja Muller-Deibicht

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. […]

IMATU ATTENDS SALGA NATIONAL MEMBERS ASSEMBLY

IMATU President, Stanley Khoza is currently attending the South African Local Government Association (SALGA) National Members Assembly (NMA) being held in Durban from 10 -12 December 2018. IMATU believes that an event of this nature creates a necessary platform to identify the key challenges facing local government and collectively decide how the various stakeholders will […]

SALGBC Circular 9/2018: Unrecognised Minority Trade Unions Seeking Organisational Rights at Municipal Level

The SALGBC issued a circular yesterday, endorsed by IMATU, SAMWU and SALGA, to all municipalities to address the issue of unrecognised minority trade unions seeking organisational rights at municipal level. This comes as unrecognised trade unions have increasingly been using the constitutional court judgement in POPCRU v South African Correctional Services Workers’ Union and Others […]

IMATU STANDS AGAINST THE ABUSE OF WOMEN AND CHILDREN

IMATU, together with many South Africans, has taken a pledge to oppose the abuse of women and children. While we support the international 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children Campaign, taking place from 25 November – 10 December, we believe that this promise must be upheld and actioned all year […]

IMATU DISAPPOINTED BY INTEREST RATE INCREASE

The Independent Municipal and Allied Trade Union (IMATU) is disappointed by the South African Reserve Bank’s (SARB) decision to increase the current repurchasing rate by 0.25%. “While we acknowledge the Monetary Policy Committee’s mandate to manage inflationary increases, this decision will further constrain domestic growth and place consumers under even more pressure just before Christmas. […]