Rubbish bins left unattended as Pikitup and casual workers don’t see eye to eye!

JOHANNESBURG residents affected by waste not being collected by Pikitup.

This follows services being disrupted in some parts of the City of Johannesburg as casual workers, whose contracts are about to expire, are forcefully demanding jobs from the waste management company.

Currently, casual workers and community members residing around the Norwood, Marlboro, Waterval, Selby, Randburg, Midrand and Diepsloot depots are protesting outside the gates, preventing Pikitup employees from servicing residents.

Some workers have resorted to burning tyres outside of some depots.

“Pikitup Management is actively exploring various options to normalise the situation and restore service delivery in the affected depot areas. Efforts include engaging with protesting casual workers to find amicable solutions and deploying security measures that will enable employees to leave the depots to service the community,” says a media release.

Continued the press release: “A recovery plan is also being devised to ensure that the waste collection backlogs that will be occasioned by the present situation are addressed speedily.

Pikitup sincerely apologises for any inconvenience caused by the ongoing service disruptions and reassures residents that it is working diligently to resolve the issue.”  

“Residents in affected areas are advised to stay updated by visiting Pikitup’s social media platforms for details regarding the implementation of our waste collection recovery plan,” said the media statement.

Streets in Braamfontein and other areas are dirty, with waste strewn all over, this morning.

In affected suburbs, bins are full of garbage and some are still left outside houses.

At the time of publishing it was unconfirmed when will the strike end.

Image (Unattended. Bins not collected due to a strike by casual workers).

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