JHB mayor calls for resolution to Pikitup strike
Parks Tau says the striking workers are bread winners in their households & their jobs are at risk.
JOHANNESBURG - Johannesburg Mayor Parks Tau has reiterated his call for all parties involved in the Pikitup dispute to resolve the impasse.
The City of Johannesburg has had to bring in contractors to collect refuse with Johannesburg Metro Police now escorting them - for safety reasons.
Tau says the striking workers are bread winners in their households and their jobs are at risk.
"We're going through a very difficult situation at the moment. We have been engaging with the union to try and get them back to the negotiating table and to encouraging workers to return to work."
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Meanwhile, disciplinary hearings continue against the striking workers.
That process is set to end tomorrow.