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IMATU welcomes low interest rates

The Independent Municipal and Allied Trade Union (IMATU) welcomes the decision of the Governor of the South African Reserve Bank (SARB), Gill Marcus, to keep the repo rate unchanged at 5.0%. “While a rate cut would have been preferable, we are nevertheless pleased with an unchanged repo rate. Our members have faced steep increases in […]

IMATU disappointed that E-tolls will go ahead

The Independent Municipal and Allied Trade Union (IMATU) is very disappointed by the announcement that e-tolls will commence from 3 December 2013. Today Minister of Transport, Dipuo Peters, announced that the South African National Roads Agency (Sanral) would begin levying tolls on specific Gauteng freeways from 3 December 2013. “IMATU is very disappointed that alternative […]

IMATU COMMENTS ON MAIN COLLECTIVE AGREEMENT NEGOTIATIONS

The Independent Municipal and Allied Trade Union (IMATU) concluded three days of negotiations in Pretoria today. Parties to the South African Local Government Bargaining Council (SALGBC) were negotiating issues pertaining to the local government sector’s Main Collective Agreement and Disciplinary Code. During these negotiations, matters such as organisational rights, grievance procedure, disciplinary code and conditions […]

IMATU ATTENDS LAUNCH OF THE PUBLIC SERVICE CHARTER

The Independent Municipal and Allied Trade Union (IMATU) attended the launch of the Service Charter at Gallagher Estate in Midrand, this morning. “While IMATU is not a signatory to the Public Service Charter, we do identify with the principles outlined in this document. Local, Provincial and National Government are closely linked and a coordinated effort […]

IMATU COMMENTS ON THE 2013/14 NATIONAL BUDGET

The Independent Municipal and Allied Trade Union (IMATU) is pleased to see that the Minister of Finance, Pravin Gordhan, made provision in this year’s budget for achieving the goals of the National Development Plan (NDP). “South Africa’s economy needs to grow faster and more inclusively. We welcome the Minister’s commitment to infrastructure development, skills development […]

IMATU COMMENTS ON SONA

The Independent Municipal and Allied Trade Union (IMATU) is cautiously optimistic following the delivery of last night’s State of the Nation Address (SONA). “We are particularly pleased with the President’s commitment to continued infrastructure development, fighting corruption and the further capacitating of municipalities in the year ahead,” stated IMATU General Secretary, Johan Koen. IMATU welcomes […]

IMATU SLAMS ESKOM’S HIGH TARIFF INCREASE PROPOSAL

The Independent Municipal and Allied Trade Union (IMATU) will join together with organised business, other trade unions and civil society organisations in opposition to Eskom’s proposed electricity tariff hikes of 16% per year for the next 5 years. “As demonstrated by our negotiators throughout last year’s local government sector wage negotiations, household electricity prices are […]

IMATU CONGRATULATES OUR FIRE-FIGHTERS

The Independent Municipal and Allied Trade Union (IMATU) would like to congratulate all disaster management teams, fire-fighters and municipal officials who have been working tirelessly to bring the Western Cape wine lands fire under control. “Our members in the fire fighting division have been battling large fires in Franschhoek, Paarl, Eden and Cederberg areas, where […]

IMATU CALLS FOR FINANCIAL CLEAN UP AT CITY POWER

The Independent Municipal and Allied Trade Union (IMATU) is very concerned by City Power’s decision to unilaterally alter our members’ conditions of service. “Last year it was rumoured that City Power was in serious threat of overspending its annual budget. It was therefore not surprising that financial auditors were called in to evaluate City Power’s […]