Pikitup-SAMWU negotiations come to a halt

Negotiations between The City of Joburg and SAMWU have come to a halt as both parties refuse to see eye-to-eye.

702's Xolani Gwala spoke to EWN reporter, Mia Lindeque, to get the latest developments around the issue.

Listen to the interview below:

Both paries say that they were in talks last night, and both parties say that they couldn't meet eye-to-eye.

Mia Lindeque, EWN reporter

Pikitup blames the union saying they have a strong stance are not willing to make any compromises.

Mia Lindeque, EWN reporter

I spoke to the union as well and they are pointing the finger at Pikitup and saying that they are being stubborn and are using delaying tactics.

Mia Lindeque, EWN reporter

The union is still demanding an increase of between R8000 to R10 000 for the lowest paying salary.

Mia Lindeque, EWN reporter

They are refusing to go back to work while The City is paying R1-million for a private contractor to clean up the streets.

Mia Lindeque, EWN reporter

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