Today's Labour News

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pikitupEWN reports that Pikitup workers have accused management of the waste management agency of using delaying tactics and say the City of Johannesburg is not willing to resolve their industrial action.  

More than 4,000 workers affiliated to the SA Municipal Workers’ Union (Samwu) embarked on an unprotected strike nearly a month ago, demanding higher salaries and the removal of Pikitup boss Amanda Nair.  Pikitup said on Thursday a meeting seeking to accelerate talks had not resulted in an agreement that parties would return to work pending an outcome.  Samwu’s Vuyani Singonzo said:  “The employer seems to display delaying tactics and putting hurdles on the way to resolve this matter by raising up new issues now and demands that our members must go back to work before they can engage us on our proposal.”  But Pikitup’s Jacky Mashapu said it was in fact the union that was taking a hard stance and added:  “It’s a very unfortunate situation but we’re still hopeful that they will reconsider their position and come back to the negotiating table so that we can address this issue of waste not been collected.”

  • Read this report by Mia Lindeque in full at EWN
  • Read too, No end to Pikitup strike in sight, at BDLive