Update on Salary and Wage Negotiations

Extension of Conciliation Process
The first round of the conciliation process was held on 19-20 July 2021 before commissioner Mr H Ndaba.

The Conciliator met with each party privately to discuss possible settlement proposals. On the first day, the trade unions developed and consolidated their settlement proposals and submitted the same to SALGA for consideration. SALGA in turn submitted their counter-proposals on the second day. The trade unions subsequently requested more time to consider SALGA’s counter proposals.

In the meantime, SALGA requested a bi-lateral leadership meeting with IMATU to discuss the wage negotiations. This meeting is expected to take place during the course of next week.

In view of the above developments, the conciliation was extended and will resume on 2-3 August 2021.

All concerned parties will be notified of further developments.