SAMWU and Pikitup sign agreement

2016-04-15 19:34

An agreement has been signed between the SA Municipal Workers Union and Pikitup, the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration has announced.

Pikitup strike finally over

2016-04-10 12:48

The Pikitup strike is over, the CCMA, Pikitup and the City of Joburg have confirmed.

Pikitup strike a crime against humanity - Maimane

2016-04-06 13:23

The Pikitup strike is a crime against humanity, DA leader Mmusi Maimane has said during a tour of Soweto.

That's rubbish, Pikitup!

2016-04-04 07:13

Ratepayers are the employers of Pikitup who can and should hold the rubbish removal firm accountable - especially in an election year, says Mandi Smallhorne.

Alex residents band together to clean streets

2016-03-28 17:22

Residents of Alexandra and other Johannesburg areas affected by the Pikitup strike are helping contractors clear mounting piles of waste from the streets.

Samwu wants charges against Pikitup boss reinstated

2016-02-08 17:54

The SA Municipal Workers’ Union says that it was in the process of ensuring that the criminal charges against Pikitup managing director Amanda Nair are reinstated.

Pikitup workers back on strike

2015-12-18 13:31

Pikitup workers have embarked on yet another unprotected strike after they had resolved to go back to work following a two-week long strike in November.

Pikitup strike over after agreement reached - Samwu

2015-12-03 20:02

Pikitup workers will return to work after Samwu signed an agreement with the Gauteng Department of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs, and the City of Johannesburg.

Samwu mobilises more workers to join Joburg strike

2015-12-02 11:00

The SA Municipal Workers Union says it is mobilising workers from the Ekurhuleni municipality to join striking members in the ongoing unprotected strike in Johannesburg.

Joburg street trash is treasure for recyclers

2015-11-27 06:08

Trash might be treasure for recyclers who make their living out of Johannesburg's garbage, and who have been impacted by the Pikitup strike - but their lives are far from easy.


Negotiations continue between Pikitup and City of Johannesburg

2016-04-10 19:02

Pikitup workers are due to resume their duties even as negotiations are set to continue between the City of Johannesburg and the company, following a mutual agreement to bring an end to the strike.

Joburb mayor Parks Tau hopeful Pikitup strike will end

2016-04-06 19:53

Johannesburg Mayor Parks Tau says that the city hoped to see an end to the unprotected strike of around 4 000 Pikitup workers.

Pikitup resumes shifts in some areas while strike goes on

2016-04-05 17:13

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.

3-week-long Joburg Pikitup strike: 'It looks, smells awful'

2016-03-29 17:20

While about 4 000 striking workers, mostly from Samwu, are facing a disciplinary hearing following an unprotected strike, many residents are fuming and taking their trash to refuse areas themselves.

Pikitup temp workers attacked in Alexandra

2016-03-27 15:55

A person was arrested when a temporary Pikitup worker was stabbed while collecting rubbish in Alexandra, Johannesburg, on Saturday night, Gauteng police said.

Pikitup workers back on duty

2015-12-20 17:46

Pikitup workers are back on duty after embarking on yet another unprotected strike on Friday.

Pikitup urges residents to be patient with rubbish collection backlog

2015-12-07 19:18

Waste management company Pikitup has urged Johannesburg residents and businesses to exercise patience as they deal with the rubbish collection backlog after the two-week strike.

Joburg restaurants stock up on rat poison as Pikitup strike continues

2015-12-03 14:05

Restaurant owners are buying rat poison as rubbish piles up in the streets of Braamfontein, following a two-week long Pikitup strike.

Return to work or else, Pikitup warns striking workers

2015-11-27 08:53

A "handsome" number of striking Pikitup workers have returned to work, the company's management has said.

Police didn't learn from Marikana - Samwu

2015-11-26 15:43

The South African Municipal Workers' Union is taking legal advice after police fired rubber bullets and water cannons at protesting Pikitup workers, saying SAPS "did not learn anything" from Marikana.

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