pikitupThe Star reports that axed Pikitup boss Amanda Nair's troubles could get worse after the entity threatened to take legal action against her to recover excessive acting allowances paid to employees without due authorisation.  

On Friday, Pikitup said it had taken a decision to "end the relationship of employment" with Nair because of a breakdown in trust.  She apparently hired friends without the required qualifications to acting positions and paid them huge amounts of money without the approval of the Pikitup board.  According to insiders, one of her friends earned more than R1 million a year.  According to a statement released by the board, the waste management entity has issued a letter of demand to Nair to recover acting allowances and remuneration in excess of upper limits paid to employees without due authorisation.  On Monday, the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) welcomed Nair’s removal and congratulated the SA Municipal Workers’ Union (Samwu) for putting pressure on the Pikitup board to ensure it.


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