Pikitup strike 'remains volatile'

Hundreds of workers went on strike on Monday demanding salary hikes & better working conditions.

FILE: The waste management company was granted a court interdict ordering workers to return to work today. Picture: Kgothatso Mogale/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - As the Pikitup strike continues, management says the situation is still volatile with many non-striking workers still being intimidated.

Hundreds of workers went on strike on Monday demanding salary hikes and better working conditions.

The waste management company was granted a court interdict ordering all refuse removal workers to return to work today.

Pikitup's Jacky Mashapu says many employees want to return to work, but have been prevented from doing so.

"It is still very dangerous, we cannot at this stage expect our people to collect dirt as the situation is still volatile. The striking workers are intimidating the other workers."

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Nine people were injured on Tuesday during a demonstration in the Johannesburg Central Business District when police intervened to disperse the crowd.