The Pikitup workers' month-long strike has come an end after the CCMA (Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration) arrived at an agreement with union SAMWU.
702's John Robbie spoke to Member of Mayoral Committee, Matshidiso Mfikoe, regarding the terms of the agreement between both parties around the contentious issue.
Listen to the interview below:
The agreement is that we will continue with provate security until month end when we have cleaned up the city.— Matshidiso Mfikoe. MMC for Environment and Infrastructure Services
Both parties have committed to no violence, no intimidation so that we are able to put the process in place properly because the priority is to clean up the city.— Matshidiso Mfikoe, MMC od Environment and Infrastructure Services
If there are issues they want to raise, they must do so directly with the company and leave the Amanda Nair process to the ongoing investigation.— Matshidiso Mfikoe, MMC for Environment and Infrastructure Services
It is wrong of senior management to not raise issues in meetings and then go to political leadership and newspapers.— Matshidiso Mfikoe, MMC for Environment and Infrastructure Services