Pikitup: It’s business as usual following employees’ strike

Pikitup Managing Director Amanda Nair says residents can take their bins out from tomorrow.

Pikitup workers have been striking in Johannesburg CBD this week emptying trash in the streets and not collecting refuse in Johannesburg. Picture: Tara Meaney/EWN."

JOHANNESBURG - Pikitup says its business as usual and residents can take their bins out from tomorrow.

Management held a media briefing today to unveil its contingency plan following an ongoing strike by refuse removal workers.

Workers have been striking in Johannesburg CBD this week emptying trash in the streets and not collecting refuse in the city.

They're demanding a basic salary of R10,000 a month.

Pikitup Managing Director Amanda Nair says independent service providers have been contracted to collect the waste in and around Johannesburg.

She says the clean-up plan has already begun.

"We've got other service providers that service Pikitup out already in the garden refuse sites, this morning they've started early."

She says residents can take their bins out from tomorrow.

"Our appeal is that residents will now take their bins out as per the normal service delivery schedules for round collection."

Nair says if the bins aren't picked up residents should take them back in and try again on Tuesday morning.

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