Samwu to officially reject ’anti-worker, pro-employer’ offer

2021-06-23 08:10:00 AM

Samwu is expected to decide today whether its members will accept or reject salary increases of between 3.5% and 4% over three years proposed by the wage talks facilitator.

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Samwu is expected to decide today whether its members will accept or reject salary increases of between 3.5% and 4% over three years proposed by the wage talks facilitator.

Samwu is expected to decide today whether its members will accept or reject salary increases of between 3.5% and 4% over three years proposed by the wage talks facilitator.

Labour law now requires unions to conduct a strike ballot before embarking on industrial action.On June 10, Burwana-Bisiwe tabled her proposal before Samwu, the Independent Municipal and Allied Trade Union (Imatu) and the SA Local Government Association (Salga).

In her proposal, Burwana-Bisiwe suggested a 4% salary increase in the first year of the deal, which, if accepted, will come into effect on July 1.The second and third years of the agreement could see local government employees receive the Consumer Price Index (CPI) minus 1%.

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Labour law now requires unions to conduct a strike ballot before embarking on industrial action. On June 10, Burwana-Bisiwe tabled her proposal before Samwu, the Independent Municipal and Allied Trade Union (Imatu) and the SA Local Government Association (Salga). Picture: Michel Bega Gauteng could face stricter lockdown measures if the increasing surge in infections continued at its current rate, said premier David Makhura as he welcomed the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) military health service at the Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital. In her proposal, Burwana-Bisiwe suggested a 4% salary increase in the first year of the deal, which, if accepted, will come into effect on July 1. From a small anecdote I can show how the budget cuts to the department of employment & labour have affected service delivery at the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA). The second and third years of the agreement could see local government employees receive the Consumer Price Index (CPI) minus 1%. ALSO READ: ‘The worst is yet to come’: doctors warn of third wave that'll decimate families “Tomorrow, we have our coronavirus. The SA Reserve Bank projects CPI to be 4. If you have already registered or subscribed, please sign in to continue.

5% in 2022 and 4.. The CCMA was the crown jewel shining brightly in the department, but because of the SAA debacle there is no longer any shine to this very dull crown.6% a year later. Burwana-Bisiwe also proposed that should the forecast CPI be below or above the projected 4. Makhura said Gauteng’s public and private healthcare institutions were under tremendous pressure as they battled a Covid-19 third wave and had to seek help from the national government as they tried to contain the spread of the pandemic.5% and 4. Send your letter by e-mail to.6%, it will remain at both levels. Anybody can see that Covid-19 pandemic in Gauteng is really raging,” he said yesterday.

In terms of the proposal, municipal workers’ benefits and conditions of service that ordinarily increase by virtue of a pay hikes will not be adjusted upward in the first year of the agreement. ”This full moratorium on increase in benefits will include a stoppage of notch increases for this financial year (2021/22),” she proposed.” He said while in the second wave the province peaked at 6 900 daily infections, it had currently surpassed the number and it was apparent that Gauteng was on fire when it came to Covid. In 2022/23 and 2023/24, the benefits and conditions of service will increase by 3.5% and 3. The message must be clear.6%, respectively, if the proposal were to be accepted by the parties.

After Burwana-Bisiwe tabled her proposal, Samwu told municipal workers to prepare themselves for the upcoming war with their employer. We will not change this trajectory of the pandemic if we do not do certain dramatic things. Last month, Salga, which is the representative body of the country’s 257 municipalities, indicated that it wanted an alignment between wage negotiations at municipal level and public service collective bargaining. The association also wants a differentiation criteria for municipalities – non-affording, least affording and just affording – and for other variables to be taken into account, including liquidity or solvency ratio, the status of their cash flow, as well as the offer to be independently assessed by a panel of financial experts.” The premier, together with health MEC Nomathemba Mokgethi, said the SANDF would augment health staff in the province as they felt the healthcare sectorwas under pressure with 5218 patients in both the public and private sector. Burwana-Bisiwe’s proposal also makes provision for Salga, Samwu and Imatu to have the right to withdraw from the deal in case of unforeseen supervening circumstances that are declared a disaster and make adherence to its terms and conditions impossible. The three parties are scheduled for another round of talks next year, when they review the main collective agreement. “Restaurants are full, people are walking in and out, they are crowding.

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