pikitupANA reports that striking workers at Johannesburg waste management company Pikitup on Monday afternoon stoned a municipal truck that was collecting refuse in the city.  

Hundreds of workers affiliated to SA Municipal Workers’ Union (Samwu) were gathered at the union’s regional office in Johannesburg near Gandhi Square when a municipal truck came along to collect refuse.  Suddenly a hail of stones rained down on the truck, leaving the driver with no alternative but to flee for his safety.  SA Police Service officers who were on the scene protecting the truck, refused to comment, but confirmed that it was Samwu members who had stoned the truck.  No arrests were made.  Earlier in the day, Samwu vowed to intensify the four-week long wage strike after negotiations broke down last week.

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