JOHANNESBURG - The City of Johannesburg, the independent municipal and allied trade union (IMATU) and the South African municipal workers union (Samwu) on Monday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).
The signing of the MoU follows a lekgotla held on Friday with representatives of the City and both trade unions. The MoU is now binding upon all parties and is enforceable in terms of the Labour Relations Act.
The parties committed to achieve a cohesive work force in the city aligned and committed to address the needs of the city's residents.
Joburg city manager Ndivhoniswani Lukhwareni said the memorandum of understanding was a first of its kind in local government history, achieving a strategic partnership between the city and its trade unions.
“At its core is a recognition that the City and its unions are interdependent, and as such can find common ground is available to advance the needs of our residents and employees in Johannesburg,”said Lukhwareni.