Pikitup clears strike backlog

2013-07-26 22:29
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Johannesburg - Pikitup has managed to service some areas affected by unprotected strike action over the past three weeks, it said on Friday.

"There are still a few areas [where garbage] has not been collected in the Midrand and Randburg area, but we are treating the situation as a matter of urgency," spokesperson Desiree Ntshingila said in a statement.

She said the areas would be serviced during the weekend.

The City of Johannesburg's waste management company said some areas could not be attended to because of intimidation."

"Due to intimidation by residents in Ivory Park and Diepsloot, these areas have not been serviced yet... [we] would like to assure the public that we are working towards normalising operations across all affected depots."

Ntshingila said special effort was made to collect outstanding refuse and additional waste that could not fit into the bins.

Pikitup workers embarked on a go-slow on 3 July, with the company confirming it was not running to full capacity.

Ntshingila said at the time they would adopted the no-work, no-pay principle and have contingency plans in place to cover up the backlog.

"Pikitup will collect the waste from the 240l wheelie bin as well as additional refuse bags when the refuse collection schedule commences," she said.

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