Pikitup strike ‘has ended’

2011-04-21 07:10

The three-week long strike by Pikitup refuse collectors in Johannesburg has ended, the City of Johannesburg said today.

“Proposals were signed and sealed this morning at 2.45am after 17 hours of marathon negotiations,” spokesperson Gabu Tugwana said.

“The Pikitup team did a sterling job by pushing through the negotiations without a recess in order to give the people of Johannesburg good news before the long weekend.”

He said the city expected the SA Municipal Workers Union to tell workers to return to work today.

However, because it was leading up to the long weekend and many people had gone home, operations were expected to return to normal by Tuesday.

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