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.
Effectively, it means that for the current financial year (2018-2019):
• All employees shall receive a salary increase of 7%.
• Employees earning R9000.00 or less shall receive an additional increase of 0.5% from 1 October 2018.
• The minimum wage, housing allowance and maximum medical aid employer contribution must also increase by 7%.
The facilitator’s proposal takes effect on 1 July 2018, this means that all increases must be backdated to 1 July 2018.
Please note that although it is indicated that the award is binding on essential services employees only, this is merely a technicality as all parties have already agreed to convert the facilitator’s proposal into a collective agreement that will cover all employees in the sector.
The national office has already forwarded a draft collective agreement to the other parties in order to commence the process for concluding the collective agreement. A copy of the arbitration outcome can be viewed by following this link http://www.imatu.co.za/wp-content/uploads/outcome_of_arbitration-hq061807-imatu_vs_salgasamwu.pdf
Members will be updated once the collective agreement is finalised.