Over the past three financial years two salary and wage collective agreements wereconcluded at the South African Local Government Bargaining Council (SALGBC). These collective agreements were effective for the periods, 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2021 (2017/18 to 2020/21 financial years). The terms of the agreements are applicable to all grades of municipalities and affect all employees who fall within the scope of the SALGBC. However, Municipal Managers and those employees appointed as managers directly accountable to Municipal Managers in terms of Sections 54A, Section 56 and Section 57 of the Municipal Systems Act 32 of 2000, as amended, are excluded from all the terms of these collective agreements.
The following table indicates the salary increases as per the salary and wage collective agreements applicable to the past three financial years.