Unions are jeopardising workers' jobs, says Joburg mayor Parks Tau

The City of Joburg will institute disciplinary action against Pikitup workers who have embarked on an illegal strike.

The strike has continue for more than five weeks, with a shooting incident taking place while Johannesburg residents endure delays in refuse collections.

702's John Robbie spoke to City of Joburg mayor, Parks Tau, regarding the issue.

Listen to the interview below:

We've been encouraging workers to get back to work, because yesterday was the beginning of disciplinary charges.

Parks Tau, City of Joburg mayor

There was a politically facilitated agreement after the strike in December 2015.

Parks Tau, City of Joburg mayor

There were a number of allegations that were processed when Amanda Nair was suspended. We cannot go back to those allegations.

Parks Tau, City of Joburg mayor

They did not heed the court order instructing them to return to work because their strike is not a protected strike.

Parks Tau, City of Joburg mayor

We have no choice but to institute disciplinary action and we have pleaded with the union to return the workers back to work.

Parks Tau, City of Joburg mayor

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