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IMATU WELCOMES UNCHANGED REPO RATE

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 also pleased with the unchanged repo rate. This year our members are already facing […]

IMATU CONDEMNS DEATHS IN SASOLBURG

The Independent Municipal and Allied Trade Union (IMATU) condemns the violent protests in Sasolburg that have claimed the lives of at least two people. IMATU understands that residents form Zamdela began their strike on Sunday in protest of the proposed merger between Sasolburg and the Ngwathe Local Municipality.  The strike turned violent when protesters began […]

IMATU WELCOMES THE FILLING OF HOSPITAL POSTS

The Independent Municipal and Allied Trade Union (IMATU) welcomes the announcement, made by the Health Minister, Aaron Motsoaledi, that most of the  advertised hospital chief executive officer posts have been filled. Yesterday the Minister revealed that only 16 of the advertised 118 hospital chief executive posts still needed to be filled. These executive posts became […]

IMATU WELCOMES THE CITY OF JOBURG’S 30 DAY CAMPAIGN

The Independent Municipal and Allied Trade Union (IMATU) welcomes the City of Joburg’s current 30 Day Campaign to resolve the revenue related queries of residents in Region B. The City of Joburg is encouraging residents with unresolved billing queries, from Region B suburbs, to visit their municipal offices in the Randburg Customer Service Centre from […]

IMATU PLEASED WITH STEPS TO REGULATE SENIOR MANAGERS IN MUNICIPALITIES

The Independent Municipal and Allied Trade Union (IMATU) met with the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA), Richard Baloyi, on Monday to discuss the promulgation of further regulations to the Municipal Systems Amendment Act.  IMATU representatives will form part of a task team, assigned with the responsibility of further developing draft regulations to […]

IMATU SAVES A THOUSAND JOBS

The Independent Municipal and Allied Trade Union (IMATU) is elated to confirm that it has secured the conversion of 1 000 fixed term contract (FTC) employees to permanent employment at the City of Joburg. “After the City of Joburg began restructuring in 2002, a large number of employees were employed on FTC. Employees on FTC generally […]

IMATU PARTICIPATES IN COGTA STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT

  The Independent Municipal and Allied Trade Union (IMATU) participated in the Ministry of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA) Stakeholder Engagement in Boksburg today. “We were encouraged by COGTA Minister Richard Baloyi’s commitment to instituting good financial governance, improved service delivery and heightening the fight against corruption,” stated IMATU General Secretary, Johan Koen. The […]

IMATU CONCERNED BY E-TOLL DEVELOPMENT

The Independent Municipal and Allied Trade Union (IMATU) is concerned about the impact that the implementations of e-tolls will have on South African consumers. Yesterday the Constitutional Court set aside the interim interdict which had previously prevented the South African National Roads Agency (Sanral) from levying tolls on specific Gauteng freeways. “While it is unclear […]

IMATU DISAPPOINTED BY MPC MISSED OPPORTUNITY

The Independent Municipal and Allied Trade Union (IMATU) is disappointed by the decision of the Governor of the South African Reserve Bank (SARB), Gill Marcus, to keep the repo rate unchanged at 5.0%. “An interest rate cut would have given our financially strapped members some much needed economic reprieve and encouraged an increase in consumer […]

IMATU FRUSTRATED BY SALGA’S INTENTION TO RENEGE

The Independent Municipal and Allied Trade Union (IMATU) is frustrated to learn that less than two months after signing the Local Government Salary and Wage Collective Agreement, the South African Local Government Association (SALGA) is preparing to renege on its commitments. Section 9.3 of the Salary and Wage Collective Agreement clearly states, “With effect from […]