Pikitup resumes shifts in some areas while strike goes on

2016-04-05 17:13
(Wim Pretorius, News24)

(Wim Pretorius, News24)

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Johannesburg – With the strike of their workers still ongoing, waste management company Pikitup announced on Tuesday that it will resume day shifts in some areas to deal with backlogs.

Day shifts would be reintroduced in areas serviced by Avalon, Central Camp and Zondi depots in Soweto and the Norwood depot.

This was aimed at reducing piles of rubbish accumulating in densely-populated areas which were difficult to service at night, Pikitup said in a statement.

It urged residents and business owners to drop off waste at their nearest Pikitup garden or landfill sites.

The SA Municipal Workers Union (Samwu) went on an illegal strike about a month ago, to demand a minimum salary of between R9 000 to R10 000.

Around 4000 striking Samwu workers were facing disciplinary hearings for ignoring dismissal notices and two court interdicts issued during the strike.

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