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cosatuIOL News reports that labour federation Cosatu has lambasted the City of Johannesburg for hauling striking Pikitup workers before disciplinary hearings.  

In a statement, it accused the City of painting all workers with the same brush even though only a few “unruly” elements were responsible for vandalism of property.  Pikitup workers affiliated to the SA Municipal Workers’ Union, a Cosatu affiliate, have been on strike for 4 weeks.  The workers are demanding a salary increase of between R6,000 and R10,000 and that Pikitup managing director Amanda Nair be fired.  Cosatu indicated that it fully supported the workers’ demands and it called on the municipality to accede to them.  The federation called on the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) to assist the parties in finding a solution as a disciplinary would not help solve the issues raised by the workers.

  • Read this report by Zintle Mahlati in full at IOL News

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