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IMATU WINS WAGE CURVE DISPUTE IN LABOUR COURT

The Independent Municipal and Allied Trade Union (IMATU) is elated with its victory today over the South African Local Government Association (SALGA) regarding the parties dispute over the 2010 Wage Curve Collective Agreement. “This latest ruling confirms that IMATU’s version and application of the Wage Curve Agreement is the correct one. The full implications of […]

IMATU PLEASED WITH WAGE NEGOTIATION PROGRESS

The Independent Municipal and Allied Trade Union (IMATU) emerge pleased from the last day of the third round of wage negotiations today in Johannesburg. “IMATU Negotiators were initially very apprehensive going into these negotiations, however at this stage in the process the employer and unions appear to be moving much closer to an amicable settlement,” […]

IMATU HEADS INTO THIRD ROUND WAGE NEGOTIATIONS

The Independent Municipal and Allied Trade Union (IMATU) is apprehensive heading into the third round of wage negotiations with the South African Local Government Association’s (SALGA) tomorrow morning in Johannesburg. Thus far SALGA has been slow to move on its opening wage offer and is yet to offer unions an increase relative to inflation.   […]

IMATU CAUTIOUSLY ANTICIPATES IMPROVED NEGOTIATIONS NEXT WEEK

The Independent Municipal and Allied Trade Union (IMATU) concluded the first round of wage negotiations today. While IMATU showed its commitment to reach an amicable agreement by dropping its initial demand by 2% the South African Local Government Association (SALGA) maintained its un-accommodative stance of only offering a 4.5% wage increase and the reduction of […]

IMATU PROPOSES 15% WAGE INCREASE

The Independent Municipal and Allied Trade Union (IMATU) seeks an across the board increase of 15% for local government employees. IMATU has tabled its wage increase proposal and will begin its first round of negotiations with the South African Local Government Association on Monday, 21 May 2012.  IMATU’s opening wage negotiation position proposes; An across […]

IMATU CELEBRATES INTERNATIONAL NURSES DAY

The Independent Municipal and Allied Trade Union (IMATU) will join South Africans in celebrating International Nurses Day on 12 May 2012. “IMATU represents nurses and midwives in the municipal sector and tomorrow represents the chance to celebrate these healthcare practitioners and the contributions they make to our health sector on a daily basis,” said IMATU […]

IMATU COMMENTS ON CoGTA BUDGET VOTE

The Independent Municipal and Allied Trade Union (IMATU) today attended the Minister for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Richard Baloyi’s budget speech in Parliament. “While we welcome the Minister’s commitment to transform all municipalities into transparent, effective and efficient centres of service excellence, IMATU is of the opinion that the challenges and problems sighted […]

IMATU PLEASED WITH IMPROVED DRINKING WATER

The Independent Municipal and Allied Trade Union (IMATU) is pleased with the significant improvement in the quality of water supplied by municipalities. According to the 2012 Blue Drop Report, the number of municipalities awarded Blue Drop status has increased by almost 50% from 66 in 2011 to 98 in 2012. The Blue Drop report is […]

IMATU COMMITTED TO THE IMPROVEMENT OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT SERVICE DELIVERY

The Independent Municipal and Allied Trade Union (IMATU) takes note of the serious concerns raised by Auditor General Terence Nombembe with regards to the poor management of supply chains, service delivery and human resources within South African local government structures. IMATU will closely study the Auditor General’s local government reports when released to ascertain whether […]