It's business as usual on Monday, says MD of Pikitup

MD of Pikitup, Amanda Nair, shares some details of the agreement that led to the end of the illegal workers' protest that lasted 10 days.

702's Stephen Grootes spoke to her on what Johannesburg residents can expect going forward as workers clean up after the backlog.

Listen to the interview below:

...We were very clear that we would come to the negotiation table and talk about the issues on condition workers returned to work.

Amanda Nair, MD of Pikitup

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