Bogus Pikitup workers' arrest welcomed

2014-12-17 19:52

The Pikitup acting MD has welcomed the arrest of four bogus employees who have been arrested for harassment and demanding donations or Christmas gifts.

No Xmas gifts for Pikitup workers

2013-12-12 08:37

Residents have been advised not to give Pikitup staff Christmas gifts because it is against company policy and they will receive bonuses, says MD Amanda Nair.

Pikitup lays theft charge against newspaper

2013-08-22 09:06

Pikitup has laid a charge of theft against The Star newspaper for allegedly having a document it claims is illegally in its possession, according to a report.

Court halts massive Pikitup strike

2013-07-29 10:03

A full-blown strike by Pikitup workers has been cancelled after a labour court issued an interdict, a report says.

Joburg must hold back waste - Pikitup

2013-07-03 19:45

Johannesburg residents must hold back their refuse collection because Pikitup workers have embarked on a go-slow, the waste management company says.

Joburg set for refuse strike - Pikitup

2013-05-05 16:22

Pikitup, the City of Johannesburg's waste management entity, says it will take swift legal action against workers who are set to embark on an unprotected strike.

Tender trouble at waste company

2012-10-26 17:21

An investigation has uncovered evidence of "irregular" tenders awarded by City of Johannesburg waste management company, Pikitup.

Acting director replaced at Pikitup

2012-10-01 12:52

The acting director of Pikitup has been replaced with a permanent appointment, the SA Municipal Workers' Union says.

Cosatu threatens another refuse strike

2011-04-21 11:26

Municipal workers could go on another strike if negotiations on wages are not successful, says Cosatu.

ANC accuses Pikitup strikers of sabotage

2011-04-19 17:32

Striking garbage workers are sabotaging the ANC's local government election campaign, says provincial spokesperson Dumisa Ntuli.

ANC-union rift over garbage strike

2011-04-19 13:00

The SA Municipal Workers Union says it is disappointed that the ANC did not follow protocol and criticised it publicly for striking at Pikitup.

Court to rule on Pikitup strike

2011-04-18 11:33

The Labour Court is due to rule on whether or not the strike by workers at Pikitup is legal.

Pikitup chief resigns

2011-04-10 09:19

The managing director of Pikitup, Zami Nkosi, has resigned with immediate effect, says the City of Johannesburg.

Task team to probe Pikitup

2011-04-08 14:17

A task team has been appointed to probe waste management agency Pikitup, on allegations of corruption, nepotism and irregular tenders, which have resulted in a full blown strike by refuse workers.

Garbage workers make strike plans

2011-04-07 12:33

Pikitup refuse collectors in Johannesburg, on the first day of their full blown strike, will gather in Joubert Park, the SA Municipal Workers’ Union says.

JHB rubbish collectors on strike

2011-04-07 09:31

Johannesburg's refuse collectors, employed by waste management agency Pikitup, has begun their full-blown strike, says the SA Municipal Workers Union.


Pikitup to operate as usual over festive season

2013-12-18 12:00

The City of Johannesburg's waste management company Pikitup will work as normal throughout the holidays, it says.

Sanef concerned about police visits

2013-08-22 23:11

An unannounced visit by police to the offices of a Johannesburg newspaper was deeply concerning, the SA National Editors' Forum has said.

Pikitup accused of dirty deals

2013-08-04 11:21

A corruption probe into dodgy tenders worth R360m at Pikitup has ground to a halt after the waste utility pulled the plug on investigations.

Pikitup clears strike backlog

2013-07-26 22:29

Pikitup has managed to service some areas affected by unprotected strike action over the past three weeks, it says.

Pikitup workers not striking, says union

2013-05-06 18:30

Samwu has rejected reports claiming that its members at waste management company Pikitup are embarking on strike action despite a picket held at the company.

Joburg residents to pay for refuse bins

2012-12-31 20:14

Johannesburg residents will have to pay R385 if they want to replace their damaged or stolen refuse bins next year.

Pikitup director 'wasn't fired'

2012-10-03 08:13

The former acting director of Pikitup was not fired, but his contract was not renewed, the City of Johannesburg says.

Joburg garbage collected at night

2011-04-21 20:17

Johannesburg residents have been warned of night-time noise as refuse workers do extra shifts to clear the backlog following a strike.

Pikitup strike over: city

2011-04-21 08:41

The three-week long strike by Pikitup refuse collectors has ended after a deal was reached at 2:45 on Thursday morning, says the City of Johannesburg.

ANC accuses Pikitup strikers of sabotage

2011-04-19 17:32

Striking garbage workers are sabotaging the ANC's local government election campaign, says provincial spokesperson Dumisa Ntuli.

Joburg loses bid to halt Pikitup strike

2011-04-18 14:16

The stoppage by Pikitup workers is set to continue after the Labour Court dismissed an application by the City of Johannesburg.

Court to rule on Pikitup dispute

2011-04-15 11:51

The Labour Court is expected to rule on whether a strike by Pikitup staff is protected.

Pikitup chief quits

2011-04-09 20:33

The managing director of Pikitup, Zami Nkosi, has resigned with immediate effect, the City of Johannesburg has announced.

Pikitup workers reject proposal

2011-04-07 15:11

Disgruntled Pikitup workers have refused to accept a proposal put together by the City of Johannesburg, as it did not deal with their key demands, union Samwu says.

Joburg garbage collectors on strike

2011-04-07 10:02

Refuse collectors in the city, employed by waste management agency Pikitup, have begun their full-blown strike, the SA Municipal Workers’ Union has said.

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