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 need to get to a place where South African women are treated and remunerated equality. This is an on-going goal that we must continually be aware of,” commented IMATU General Secretary, Johan Koen.

“Good progress has been made since 1994 to deal with gender discrimination in the workplace. This progress should however, not take away from our collective commitment to create and better enhance women’s opportunities to Economic Empowerment. As a trade union operating in the municipal sector, IMATU believes that the empowerment of women can be achieved through education and skills development. We ensure that skills development and training initiatives are nationally accessible to our shop stewards and officials,” stated Koen.

IMATU is committed to achieving social transformation through sustainable local government.