salaryThe arbitrator in IMATU’s wage interest arbitration, Mr Pat Stone, issued his arbitration award today.

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

Members will be updated once the collective agreement is finalised.