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 begin with industrial action last week and rolling mass action is planned for the next week.

Marches will take place in the eThekwini metro, Cape Town metro and in other metros,towns and cities around the country next week.

Salga has unilaterally implemented 6,08%  in municipalities and walked away from the negotiation table.

IMATU’s salary and wage demand for 18% or R 2000.00 accross the board was ignored and no further negotiation with Salga has taken place.

In the meantime, Salga has not shown any interest to return to the negotiation table.

The strike action will continue indefinitely and members are encouraged to take part in the organised mass action in all Regions.

Members must contact their local shop steward or Regional office if they require further information regarding the national strike action.