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Pikitup expects all employees back at work tomorrow

The company says it’s used this weekend to catch up on the backlog of rubbish after a 10-day strike.

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

JOHANNESBURG - Pikitup says it's used this weekend to catch up on the backlog of rubbish following a 10-day strike by South African Municipal Workers' Union (Samwu) members.

Workers downed tools over salaries and working conditions last month, leaving rubbish to pile up all over Johannesburg.

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

Pikitup says a full recovery plan to collect rubbish in Johannesburg is well in motion and it expects all its members back at work tomorrow.

Pikitup boss Amanda Nair says, "We were able to get to a point where some have made a commitment to bringing the strike and for people to go back to work on condition that we engage with them on various issues, which was always on the table."

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