In October 2021 IMATU learned that the City of Tshwane was not geared for the payment of the salary and wage increases. IMATU Tshwane liaised with the City of Tshwane on 13 October 2021 to request the City’s reasons for not complying with the Salary & Wage Collective Agreement.

The City of Tshwane vaguely answered the Union on 14 October 2021, indicating the outstanding approval of the Salary and Wage Collective Agreement by the Mayoral Committee.

IMATU Tshwane has since then applied for a Compliance order at the SALGBC. On 2 November 2021 the SALGBC undertook to investigate our request for a Compliance Order.

IMATU Tshwane confirms that the City of Tshwane has not launched any application for exemption in terms of the Salary & Wage Collective Agreement and is thus in serious breach of the said collective agreement.

The City’s members and residents have since suffered as a result of the administration’s failure to implement the Salary & Wage Collective Agreement, which lead to chaos and unprotected protest action in the City (non-IMATU members). The lackadaisical attitude from the City of Tshwane combined with the current political uncertainty contributes to the members’ frustration in the City of Tshwane’s Administration.

IMATU Tshwane is following-up with the SALGBC daily, to secure our compliance order and arbitration date against the City of Tshwane.