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Pikitup extends olive branch, hopes to end strike
Workers are demanding to have salary inconsistencies addressed and for Pikitup boss Amanda Nair to resign.
JOHANNESBURG – Pikitup says an olive branch has been extended to the South African Municipal Workers Union (Samwu), to resume talks to end a strike by employees.
Earlier this week, Johannesburg’s Environment and Infrastructure MMC Matshidiso Mfikoe said her biggest desire was to see the union return to negotiations.
Workers are demanding to have salary inconsistencies addressed and for Pikitup boss Amanda Nair to resign, citing allegations of corruption.
But Samwu says it has always been open to continuing talks and has blamed the city and Pikitup for avoiding engagements.
Pikitup’s Jacky Mashapu says, “The MMC has extended an olive branch to the union, to say they must come back to the table for them to address the impasse going forward.”
(Edited by Tamsin Wort)
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