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pikitupThe Star reports that all 4,000 Pikitup workers have been found guilty of defying two court interdicts declaring their strike unprotected and ordering them back to work.  

City of Johannesburg member of the mayoral committee (MMC) for infrastructure services, Matshidiso Mfikoe, is now awaiting the report from the presiding officer of the disciplinary hearings to see what sanctions would be imposed on the workers.  On Wednesday at an urgent council meeting held to debate the strike, now in its fifth week, the opposition parties in the council called for an external investigation into the allegations against Pikitup managing director Amanda Nair.  They also called for her suspension during the investigation.  Councillor Anthony Still said:  “Amanda Nair must go.  It is clearly not in her DNA to be able to engage constructively with employees.”  Mayor Parks Tau said Nair, as an employee, had her rights as well in terms of the labour law.

  • Read this report by Anna Cox in full at The Star
  • See too, Joburg explains why Pikitup boss is still at work, at IOL News

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