Pikitup strike trashed

The waste management company confirmed that workers have called off a strike.

Pikitup trucks in Joburg. Picture: www.joburg.org

JOHANNESBURG - Waste management company Pikitup on Monday confirmed that workers have called off a strike.

Employees affiliated to the South African Municipal Workers Union (Samwu) protested on Monday morning outside the company's offices in Braamfontein and Marlboro in Johannesburg.

It is understood workers were unhappy with new management and new company policies.

Workers were particularly disgruntled by the implementation of a biometric access control system.

Pikitup management also wanted to introduce breathalyser tests to ensure staff remained sober at work.

Company spokesperson Desiree Ntshingila said talks are still underway.

She said Samwu and workers reached an agreement.

Desiree advised employees to return to their stations.

"We really urge all our employees to return to work so all operations can normalise."