Pikitup assesses damage from strikers' rampage

Workers at Pikitup depos have been striking over salaries and better working conditions.

Pikitup employees affiliated to Samwu embarked on an unprotected strike through the streets if Johannesburg. Picture: Kgothatso Mogale/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Pikitup management says it's assessing damage and costs after some striking workers went on the rampage in the city this week.

Workers at Pikitup depos have been striking over salaries and better working conditions.

The waste management company obtained a court interdict on Wednesday to try and prevent the strike from continuing.

Police dispersed the protesters yesterday using rubber bullets.

Pikitup spokesperson Jacky Mashapu said, "I can't really tell the extent of the damage because they're still working to determine that."

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Yesterday, 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."

On Tuesday, nine people were injured during a demonstration in the Johannesburg Central Business District.