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pikitupANA reports that the SA Municipal Workers’ Union (Samwu) has reached a deal in principle with Johannesburg waste removal agency Pikitup over salary disparities, details of which have not yet been disclosed.  

Some 4,000 workers downed tools five weeks ago, seeking their salaries adjusted to between R8,000 and R10,000 a month, so as to be on par with other Joburg workers in similar jobs.  They were also demanding the removal of Pikitup MD Amanda Nair, whom they accused of graft.  The strike was called off last weekend, while negotiations continued at the CCMA on Monday to Thursday this week.  Samwu’s Nonceba Mbilini indicated on Thursday:  “Both parties have agreed on principle on the offer.  As I speak to you now, we have a draft agreement but we have not yet signed.  There were some loose ends that we needed to tie up, but almost everything has been finalised.  We will not be able to share the offer with the public for now until we sign tomorrow (Friday) at 1 o’clock.”

  • Read this report in full at eNCA
  • See too, Samwu and Pikitup smoke peace pipe, at SABC News
  • And also, We won in Pikitup strike, says Samwu, at TimesLive

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