WATCH: Pikitup strike brings Johannesburg CBD to a standstill

WATCH: Pikitup strike brings Johannesburg CBD to a standstill

Striking Pikitup employees belonging to the municipal workers' union Samwu have taken to the streets of the Johannesburg CBD in a protest over salaries.

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Photo: Samkele Maseko, JacarandaFM News

According to the company, the striking workers were planning a march through the streets of Johannesburg despite a court interdict.

Pikitup Managing Director, Amanda Nair said the workers were demanding salaries ranging from R9000 to R10 000 per month.

"Samwu members in the depots are moving to Samwu House to congregate there and then they are going to make a decision to whether the will march on the city [of Johannesburg] or Pikitup," she said.

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Nair said all parties need to ensure that they stick to the agreement and follow the rules in order to resolve the matter.

Samkele Maseko reports from the Johannesburg CBD...

Protesting Pikitup workers said they were promised salary increases in December, but they were still waiting.

They gathered at Johannesburg mayor Park Tau's office where they demanded feedback.

Samwu shop steward Felix Radzilani said they wanted their money.

Reporting by Samkele Maseko

Edited by Marius van der Walt

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