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IMATU DISAPPOINTED BY POOR RECRUITMENT AND SELECTION IN MUNICIPALITIES

The Independent Municipal and Allied Trade Union (IMATU) is very disappointed to learn that in spite of being convicted of financial misconduct eight years ago, Zingisile Buyana is now serving as a Senior Manager at the King Sabata Dalindyebo Municipality. The former Nyandeni Municipal Manager was found guilty of fraud after it was proved that […]

IMATU CELEBRATES WOMEN’S DAY

The Independent Municipal and Allied Trade Union (IMATU) joins the rest of our nation in celebrating Women’s Day tomorrow. While this day acknowledges the progressive steps South Africa has taken to uplift and empower our women, it is also a day to remember what still needs to be achieved going forward. “We as a country […]

IMATU TO SIGN WAGE AGREEMENT THIS FRIDAY

The Independent Municipal and Allied Trade Union (IMATU), the South African Municipal Workers Union (SAMWU) and the South African Local Government Association (SALGA) have concluded the local government sector wage negotiations.  After a long and often intense negotiation process the parties have reached an amicable multi-year wage agreement without resorting to either dispute processes or […]

IMATU ACCEPTS FACILITATOR’S WAGE PROPOSAL

The Independent Municipal and Allied Trade Union (IMATU), the South African Municipal Workers Union (SAMWU) and the South African Local Government Association (SALGA) are moving closer to a wage increase settlement by the close of the fourth round of negotiations in eThekwini, today. SALGA, the employer, has agreed to a 6.5% across the board wage […]

IMATU ELATED OVER RATE CUT

The Independent Municipal and Allied Trade Union (IMATU) is elated by the decision of the Governor of the South African Reserve Bank (SARB), Gill Marcus, to cut the repo rate by 0.5 basis points from 5.5% to 5.0%. “Given the prevailing inflation stability, an interest rate cut will give our financially strapped members some much […]

IMATU CELEBRATES MANDELA DAY

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

IMATU TAKES FACILITATOR’S PROPOSAL BACK TO MEMBERS

The Independent Municipal and Allied Trade Union (IMATU), the South African Municipal Workers Union (SAMWU) and the South African Local Government Association (SALGA) are moving closer to a wage increase settlement by the close of the fourth round of negotiations in eThekwini, today. SALGA, the employer, has agreed to a 6.5% across the board wage […]

IMATUSSSS

The Independent Municipal and Allied Trade Union (IMATU) has written to the President of the Republic of South Africa, Jacob Zuma, to request that Mandela Day on 18 July be declared an annual public holiday. “Every year South Africans are reminded of the 67 years of his life that Nelson Mandela gave fighting for the […]

IMATU COMMENTS ON RECENT WAGE CURVE VICTORY

The Independent Municipal and Allied Trade Union (IMATU) is still awaiting the full judgement pertaining to its dispute over the 2010 Wage Curve Collective Agreement. “While the ruling confirms that IMATU’s version and application of the Wage Curve Agreement is the correct one. The full implications of the ruling will only be evident in its […]

IMATU HEADS TO FOURTH ROUND WAGE NEGOTIATIONS

The Independent Municipal and Allied Trade Union (IMATU) will be participating in the fourth round of wage negotiations with the South African Local Government Association’s (SALGA) tomorrow morning in Durban. IMATU has rejected in part the proposal issued by the facilitator at the close of the third round of wage negotiations. “In essence IMATU has […]