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2011-04-06: Pikitup committed to resolving labour disputes

PIKITUP management met with organised labour this afternoon to deal with internal industrial relations issues. However, despite several attempts to find an amicable solution to the issues, certain matters remain unresolved.

Pikitup would like to confirm the following:

- There has been a go slow at certain depots.
- The Company has been serves with a notice of strike.

Pikitup is doing everything in its power to avert the possibility of a strike through continued negotiations.

Pikitup regrets the position of the SA Municipal Workers (SAMWU) and sincerely hope that it will still reconsider its position. The primary mandate of a Municipal-owned entity is to deliver quality services on a continued and uninterrupted basis to residents. Unfortunately, because of the go slow refuse collection has been disrupted in some part of the City.

Pikitup continues to leave its door open for further talks and call on the union representatives to continue their engagement so that amicable solutions can be found.

We sincerely apologise to affected residents and businesses who have been inconvenienced by the non-collection of refuse. Pikitup urges residents and businesses to be patient. An update will be given in this regard once details become available.

Pikitup's garden sites will be open, only for garden waste and not for general domestic refuse. The four landfill sites are also open and general waste can be delivered directly, by those who have the capacity, to the following sites: Goudkoppies -- Houthammer Road, Devland; Marie Louise -- Dobsonville Road, Roodepoort; Robinson Deep -- Turffontein Road, Turffontein and Ennerdale -- Old Lawley Road, Lawley.


Pansy Oyedele
Communications Manager
Communications and Stakeholder Management Department
Pikitup – the City of Joburg's waste management company
Tel: 011 712 – 5200 (ext: 5361)
Cell: 079 526 9299
Fax to email: 086 676 0581