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pikitupANA reports that Johannesburg waste management company Pikitup on Thursday paid salaries to its workers as the norm despite them having been on strike for most of this month.  

About 4,000 Pikitup workers affiliated to the SA Municipal Workers’ Union (Samwu) went on an unprotected strike on 9 March, demanding wage hikes from R6,000 to R10,000 a month and that their boss, Amanda Nair, step down.  Samwu’s Paul Tlhabang confirmed that union members had been paid their March salaries on Thursday, but said he could not confirm whether all 4,000 of them got paid, or if any money for days not worked had been deducted.  Meanwhile, the City of Johannesburg has been paying R1 million a day to private contractors to provide removal services.  

On Wednesday, Pikitup said it would not be reimbursing residents the monthly service fee for refuse collection despite being unable to fully provide the service.

  • Read this report in full at Business Report
  • See too, Union hardliners put workers’ jobs on the line, at The Star
  • And also, No refund for garbage collection fee: Pikitup, at eNCA

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