Pikitup spends R1m a day on clean-up operations
Jacky Mashapu says the hefty daily cost of the clean-up operation is due to a number of factors.
JOHANNESBURG - Pikitup says it has no choice but to spend nearly R1 million a day on the implementation of its contingency clean-up plan.
The waste management company has sought the services of an external service provider to collect refuse around Johannesburg due to an unprotected employee strike.
The company's Jacky Mashapu says the hefty daily cost of the clean-up operation is due to a number of factors.
"The composition of that million is made up of the trucks, the staff and equipment and security."
South African Municipal Workers' Union says it believes the outsourcing of an external workforce is a waste of money and it's called on Pikitup and the City of Johannesburg to play their part in ending the strike.
The union's Paul Tlhabang said, "Appointing their own service providers to clean the streets of Johannesburg is not a sustainable solution, we want a sustainable solution."