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IMATU MEETS MINISTER OF CO-OPERATIVE GOVERNANCE AND TRADITIONAL AFFAIRS (CoGTA)

A delegation of IMATU’s Top Management structures met with the Minister of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Mr Richard Baloyi, on Monday 6 December 2011. IMATU’s National President, Stanley Khoza, was accompanied by IMATU’s Deputy President, Keith Swanepoel, IMATU’s Vice President: Labour Relations, Ronald Veerapen, the General Secretary of IMATU, Johan Koen and the […]

IMATU SUSPENDS ITS NATIONAL STRIKE

IMATU’s National Executive Council agreed on 30 August 2011 to suspend its municipal strike indefinitely. IMATU will continue with bi-lateral discussions over the next two weeks with SALGA and other role players in the sector.  Should these bi-lateral discussions not have the desired effect IMATU will consider other mechanisms to resolve the dispute which could […]

SUCCESSFUL MASS ACTION AROUND THE COUNTRY

“…the march which attracted about 2000 participants went off reasonably well and a signed copy of the attached strike memorandum tailored to suit our Region, was handed over to the eThekwini Deputy Mayor at the “closing ceremony”.” Dave Rodgers Regional Manager of the eThekwini/KZN Region after yesterday’s successful mass action in the city. Today sees the […]

IMATU MEMBERS START NATIONAL INDUSTRIAL ACTION

Today, 19 August 2011 sees the commencement of industrial action by members of IMATU, country wide. IMATU members will start to participate in various forms of industrial action all over South Africa in order to demonstrate their dissatisfaction with Salga’s ignorance and unilateral action during salary and wage negotiations. IMATU served notice of its intention to […]

NATIONAL MUNICIPAL STRIKE LOOMS

The leadership of IMATU and SAMWU met on 5 August 2011 to discuss the ongoing wage dispute with SALGA and its 283 constituent municipalities. The wage dispute deadlocked on 2 August 2011 when the trade unions and the employer rejected a settlement proposal made by the conciliator. IMATU’s leadership is currently in consultation with its […]

WE WISH ‘TATA MADIBA’ A BLESSED AND HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Today (July 18, 2011) is Nelson Mandela’s 93rd birthday. We wish him all the best for the day and the rest of the year and we pray for his continued good health. Mandela Day – launched in 2009 – to remember Mandela’s contribution to the creation of a democratic South Africa calls on people to […]

SAVE ON YOUR SUBSCRIPTION BY BECOMING AN IMATU MEMBER!

With the recent radical increase by other municipal unions of their subscriptions, IMATU is calling on all employees of local government to become members of our dynamic and professional trade union. Have you asked yourself the following questions; Why do the members of IMATU act and look so self-assured in the workplace? What is it […]

IMATU WINS FIRST ROUND AGAINST SALGA

The arbitration award of SALGA’s dispute relating to the interpretation and application of the wage collective agreement was decided in IMATU’s favour. The Arbitrator rejected SALGA’s claim that the trade unions do not have the right to “re-open” wage negotiations as the average CPI for the two year period of 01 February 2009 to 31 […]

IMATU REACTS ON THE AUDITOR GENERAL’S REPORT

IMATU has learned that only 7 out of 237 municipalities have received a clean audit for the 2009/10 financial year. This follows the report from the Auditor General which contains the Consolidated General Report on the Local Government Audit Outcomes. “Although the report shows that fifteen municipalities had audit reports in the 2009/10 financial year […]