SABC News - City of Johannesburg to probe Pikitup MD:Saturday 26 March 2016

City of Johannesburg to probe Pikitup MD

Saturday 26 March 2016 20:33

SABC

The Pikitup strike is affecting waste collection around Gauteng.

The Pikitup strike is affecting waste collection around Gauteng. (SABC)

The City of Johannesburg says it will appoint an auditing firm to investigate corruption allegations against waste management company, Pikitup's Managing Director Amanda Nair.

Pikitup workers have been on strike for two weeks and casual labour is being used to collect refuse. Permanent staff want a wage hike and demand the dismissal of Nair.

City spokesperson Matsidiso Mfikoe has called on union SAMWU to return to the negotiating table. "We are prepared to talk to the union so we are making a call to them to come back to the table. They have given us a list of allegations against the Managing Director of Pikitup. We have looked at the allegations and the team at risk unit in the city, a forensic company that will investigate the allegations, and upon the advice we will be able to act."

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