pikitupANA reports that the strike at Johannesburg waste management company Pikitup continues despite the city’s attempts to reach a settlement with the SA Municipal Workers’ Union (Samwu) at the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation, and Arbitration (CCMA) on Friday afternoon.  

Hundreds of workers affiliated to Samwu protested again late on Friday afternoon outside Samwu House in the Johannesburg CBD, tossing garbage onto the streets and breaking concrete rubbish bins as news of the deadlock reached them.  There were unconfirmed reports that the negotiations had been postponed to Saturday.  At least 4,000 Pikitup workers affiliated to Samwu embarked on an unprotected strike on 9 March, demanding wage hikes from R6,000 to R10,000 a month, and that managing director Amanda Nair should step down.


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