Striking Pikitup workers refuse to budge

The workers are calling for a basic salary of R10,000 a month.

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

JOHANNESBURG - Striking Pikitup workers say they will not return to work until their demands are met.

The refuse removal workers downed tools on Monday, despite a court interdict preventing strike action.

The workers are calling for a basic salary of R10,000 a month.

The South African Municipal Workers' Union's Paul Tlhabang says management has not been willing to negotiate with them.

"Unfortunately again, when we arrived at the Metro Centre, management made it clear they didn't want to meet with us."