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IMATU ATTENDS SALGA NATIONAL MEMBERS ASSEMBLY

IMATU President, Stanley Khoza is currently attending the South African Local Government Association (SALGA) National Members Assembly (NMA) being held in Durban from 10 -12 December 2018.

IMATU believes that an event of this nature creates a necessary platform to identify the key challenges facing local government and collectively decide how the various stakeholders will effectively address these challenges.

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SALGBC Circular 9/2018: Unrecognised Minority Trade Unions Seeking Organisational Rights at Municipal Level

The SALGBC issued a circular yesterday, endorsed by IMATU, SAMWU…

IMATU STANDS AGAINST THE ABUSE OF WOMEN AND CHILDREN

IMATU, together with many South Africans, has taken a pledge to oppose the abuse of women and children. While we support the international 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children Campaign, taking place from 25 November – 10 December, we believe that this promise must be upheld and actioned all year round. Our members are continually encouraged to report abuse, support survivors and volunteer where possible. This year, as part of our organisation’s commitment to stop abuse and gender-based violence, IMATU has made a donation to People Opposing Women Abuse (POWA). A non-profit organisation based in Berea, Johannesburg.
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IMATU DISAPPOINTED BY INTEREST RATE INCREASE

The Independent Municipal and Allied Trade Union (IMATU) is disappointed…

IMATU SUPPORTS PEOPLE OPPOSING WOMEN ABUSE (POWA)

As we start focusing our advocacy efforts ahead of the international…

IMATU PUSHES FOR PAY AT THE WEST RAND MUNICIPALITY

Our President, Stanley Khoza, made a special visit to Gauteng…

IMATU OPPOSES MASS RETRENCHMENT AT INKOSI LANGALIBALELE MUNICIPALITY

the Independent Municipal and Allied Workers Union (IMATU) will oppose the Section 189A notice lodged by the Inkosi Langalibalele Municipality last week. “The Municipality currently employs 598 employees, but intends to retrench 248 of these employees next year. This is just the latest attempt by the Inkosi Langalibalele Municipality to reduce expenditure by downsizing municipal staff as opposed to addressing the real problem of poor financial management."

HAPPY DIWALI

IMATU would like to wish our Hindu members a Happy Diwali and…

IMATU COMMENDS FIRE FIGHTERS

IMATU would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all the fire…

IMATU REJECTS MEDIOCRE FIRE FIGHTERS INCREASE

The Independent Municipal and Allied Trade Union (IMATU) has rejected a Facilitator’s Proposal relating to shift allowances for Fire and Rescue Services employees in the City of Cape Town. Negotiations between the City of Cape Town and organised labour, being conducted under the auspices of the South African Local Government Bargaining Council (SALGBC), deadlocked.Parties to the SALGBC are in dispute regarding payment for work performed in excess of the City of Cape Town’s normal working hours.

IMATU 2018 MID-TERM CONFERENCE, 10 - 11 OCTOBER 2018

Members can access and download presentations made at the IMATU…

JOHANNESBURG CBD FIRE UPDATE: IMATU SADDENED BY NEWS OF FIRE FIGHTER DEATHS

IMATU is deeply saddened to learn of the deaths of another two…

IMATU SADDENED BY NEWS OF FIRE FIGHTER DEATH

IMATU is gravely saddened by the news that a firefighter has…

LABOUR RELATIONS TRAINING

Continuous staff training and development is part of IMATU's…
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IMATU ATTENDS SIGNING CEREMONY

Our President, Mr Stanley Khoza, will be attending the Salary…
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UPDATE ON WAGE NEGOTIATIONS 2018/2019 (UPDATE 13/2018)

The Salary and Wage Collective Agreement was signed today by all parties to the SALGBC. The Agreement takes effect on 1 July 2018, therefore all increases must be backdated accordingly.
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UPDATE ON WAGE NEGOTIATIONS 2018/2019 (UPDATE 10/2018)

The arbitrator in IMATU’s wage interest arbitration, Mr Pat Stone, issued his arbitration award today. Please note that the arbitrator has ruled in IMATU’s favour. In terms of this ruling, the facilitator’s proposal must be implemented with the following amendment: The additional 0,5% increase, for employees earning R9000.00 or less, shall take effect on 1 October 2018.
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UPDATE ON WAGE NEGOTIATIONS 2018/2019 (UPDATE 9/2018)

The arbitration of IMATU’s dispute, before Mr Pat Stone, was…
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IMATU CELEBRATES MANDELA DAY

The Independent Municipal and Allied Trade Union (IMATU) will be joining fellow South Africans in celebrating Mandela Day tomorrow. “Each year we are reminded of the 67 years of his life that the late Nelson Mandela gave fighting for the rights of humanity, equality, justice and democracy all South Africans enjoy today. We are pleased, especially on the eve of the 100th anniversary of Nelson Mandela's birth, to be one of many organisations and individuals donating 67 minutes of our time or resources to make a difference in the lives of others. As a union representing local government employees throughout South Africa, we take pride in contributing towards positive change within our local communities,” explained IMATU General Secretary, Johan Koen.
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UPDATE ON WAGE NEGOTIATIONS 2018/2019 (UPDATE 8/2018)

The conciliation of IMATU’s dispute was concluded yesterday.…
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IMATU REFERS SALARY AND WAGE DISPUTE FOR ARBITRATION

Independent Municipal and Allied Trade Union’s (IMATU) dispute on the deadlock in the salary and wage negotiations, which was previously referred for conciliation, was concluded today. The matter remains unresolved and a certificate of non-resolution was issued. As a result, IMATU has referred the matter for interest arbitration.

IMATU ENDS NELSON MANDELA BAY METRO STRIKE

IMATU Nelson Mandela Bay Branch successfully negotiated a Long…

EID MESSAGE

Our Muslim members and colleagues will be celebrating Eid-Ul-Fitr…
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WAGE NEGOTIATIONS 2018/2019: (FEEDBACK REPORT NO 7/2018)

The 6th round of wage negotiations for the 2018/2019 financial year, as well as wage curve negotiations took place on 7 June 2018, in Boksburg, under the auspices of the facilitator, Mr Moe Ally.
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IMATU TO DECLARE DISPUTE AFTER WAGE NEGOTIATIONS DEADLOCK

The Independent Municipal and Allied Trade Union (IMATU) is declaring a dispute after the local government salary and wage negotiations deadlocked today. Salary and wage negotiations deadlocked after the Facilitator was unable to get all parties to accept the Facilitator’s Proposal. IMATU and SALGA had previously accepted the Facilitator’s Proposal.