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Pikitup confirms workers have returned to depos

Pikitup says a full recovery plan to clean up the backlog of rubbish is now 'well in motion'.

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

JOHANNESBURG - Pikitup says all Samwu workers have now returned to depos in Johannesburg and a full recovery plan to clean up the backlog of rubbish is now well in motion.

Employees went on strike over salaries and working conditions last week Monday.

Management insisted that their grievances would only be addressed when the unprotected strike was called off.

Yesterday, an agreement was reached after intervention from the Gauteng Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Department.

Pikitup MD Amanda Nair said, "Staff have committed to making sure we clear the backlog and a full recovery plan is now in motion and we will be working over the entire weekend to make sure we clear the backlog from last two weeks."