Independent Municipal & Allied Trade Union

The Independent Municipal & Allied Trade Union (IMATU) is a trade union in South Africa. It has a membership of 80,000 and is the largest politically independent trade union in the local government sector.

IMATU
IMATU logo.svg
Full nameIndependent Municipal and Allied Trade Union
Founded8 March 1996
Members70,000 (2011)[1]
AffiliationNone
Key peopleJohan Koen, General Secretary
Office locationPretoria, South Africa
CountrySouth Africa
Websitewww.imatu.co.za

The Union was founded in 8 March 1996, with the merger of five unions:[2]

  • Durban Municipal Employees' Association
  • Johannesburg Municipal Employees' Association
  • National Union of Employees of Local Authorities
  • South African Association of Municipal Employees
  • South African Local Authorities and Allied Workers' Union

It originally affiliated to the Federation of South African Labour Unions,[3] then to its successor, the Federation of Unions of South Africa,[4] but it is now independent.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Lawrence, Andrew (2014). Employer and Worker Collective Action. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 1107071755.
  2. ^ Jacobs, Mario (2013). What factors contributed to the failure of the 2011 municipal strike? (PDF). Cape Town: University of Cape Town. Retrieved 31 March 2021.
  3. ^ "FEDUSA: Working for the nation" (PDF). South African History Online. Retrieved 25 March 2021.