JHB affected as Pikitup strikes

Five Johannesburg depots including Randburg, Avalon, Norwood, Roodepoort and Southdale have been affected.

 A number of Johannesburg suburbs are affected by Pikitup's go-slow. Picture: www.joburg.org.

JOHANNESBURG - Waste management company Pikitup confirmed on Thursday that its employees have embarked on a strike.

Pikitup's Desiree Nthsingila says they have started an indefinite go-slow.

The staff are protesting against working conditions and are unhappy about transport expenses.

"We are running at half capacity but rounds are being done so we will keep residents informed," says Nthsingila.

Five Johannesburg depots including Randburg, Avalon, Norwood, Roodepoort and Southdale have been affected.

Nthsingila appealed to residents to keep rubbish bins on their premises while talks with employees continue.