Pikitup obtains interdict against striking contract workers

EWN writes that waste management company Pikitup has obtained an interdict against striking workers. The contract workers downed tools last week, demanding permanent employment at the entity. The strike has affected operations at depots including Norwood, Selby, Marlboro, Randburg and Diepsloot.

Public order police have been deployed to the affected depots. Pikitup spokesperson Muzi Mkhwanazi said the company is committed to engaging with disgruntled workers. “It is very important to clarify that the current protest action is not a strike by Pikitup employees but by casual workers. This means that members of the South African Municipal Workers Union and the Independent Municipal and Allied Trade Union (IMATU) recognise unions in the organisation are not on strike.”

by Mbali Dhlamini

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