Samwu denies claims that Pikitup workers are on strike
The union says many members are not at work because they are attending a disciplinary hearing.
JOHANNESBURG - While Pikitup has announced that its workers are on strike, South African Municipal Workers Union (Samwu) officials say members havent downed tools, but instead have been attending a disciplinary hearing.
Earlier today, the waste removal company announced that a strike is affecting all regions under the city of Johannesburg.
Samwus provincial secretary Nonceba Mbilini however says many members are involved in the disciplinary action and havent been at work.
She also says they are also still seeking clarity on the charges.
You cant charge people and when they attend the matter, you call it a strike. If they are going on a disciplinary hearing, I dont see how that is a strike.
Late last year, workers affiliated to the union embarked on a strike which was declared illegal and unprotected.
Workers had demanded their salaries be increased from R6,000 to R10,000.
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