Entries by Jenny Pohl

IMATU CELEBRATES MANDELA DAY

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

IMATU SECURES PERMANENT EMPLOYMENT IN ETHEKWINI

The IMATU eThekwini Region has successfully negotiated the permanent employment of several contractual employees that were classified as contract workers since 2014. “We initially lodged a dispute with the SALGBC in March 2018 when it came to our attention that the 12 month contracts of some contractual workers employed in DSW were being renewed each […]

IMATU COMMENTS ON THE AUDITOR GENERAL’S REPORT

The Independent Municipal and Allied Trade Union (IMATU) is extremely disappointed by the deteriorating results displayed by municipalities in the 2017-18 local government audit outcomes report, released earlier today. In his report Auditor General, Kimi Makwetu, detailed that only 18 municipalities received clean audit opinions, tracking a decline from the 33 municipalities that received clean […]

IMATU CELEBRATES YOUTH DAY

IMATU joins South Africans in commemorating Youth Day today. The 16 June 1976 Uprising that began in Soweto and spread countrywide profoundly changed the socio-political landscape of South Africa. This day serves to honour the courage of those who lost their lives in the struggle for equal education. We remember the sacrifices made as we […]

MFMA MUNICIPAL COST CONTAINMENT REGULATIONS

The Minister of Finance has issued municipal cost containment regulations (Gazette Notice No. 42514 – 7 June 2019). The regulations are issued in terms of section 168 (1) of the Local Government Municipal Finance Management Act 56 of 2003 (MFMA). The regulations, which affect all municipalities and municipal entities and apply to officials and political […]

EID MUBARAK

Our Muslim members and colleagues will be celebrating Eid-Ul-Fitr this week. We wish to extend warm wishes to all our Muslim members and their loved ones.

RAMADAN MUBARAK

The auspicious month of Ramadan start next week. We wish to take this opportunity to wish our Muslim colleagues a spiritually uplifting month.

IMATU CELEBRATES WORKER’S DAY

1 May 2019 marks International Worker’s Day! IMATU joins its members in recognising the important role workers played in the struggle to end Apartheid and the work they continue to do today to fight for equality, dignity and safety in the workplace. Our union continues to fight for progressive legislation and conditions of service that […]