Pikitup dealing with refuse backlog amid strike
Workers embarked on another unprotected strike yesterday and tipped over rubbish bins.
JOHANNESBURG - Pikitup is now dealing with a refuse collection backlog in the city centre after employees, affiliated to the South African Municipal Workers' Union (Samwu), embarked on an unprotected strike.
The work stoppage is now in its second day and yesterday striking workers tipped over rubbish bins.
Pikitup's Jacky Mashapu says management is hoping to resolve the matter soon.
"The negotiations are ongoing so we were all taken by surprise as they've decided to go on another unprotected strike. We are taking precautionary measures and need to ensure that we put all security systems in place."
Workers demanded their salaries be increased from R6,000 to R10,000.