Pick it up and Amanda Nair part ways
Waste Management Company in Johannesburg Pikitup has finally parted ways with Managing Director Amanda Nair.
In a statement this afternoon Pikitup said “ it is the best interest of the company, a wholly owned entity of the City of Johannesburg, its shareholder, employees and the residents of the City of Johannesburg to end the relationship of employment with the Managing Director, Ms Nair, with immediate effect. “
The entity says following allegations made by union SAMWU against Nair, she was charged with eight counts related to recruitment and remuneration of employees and three charges related to procurement.
Other than the CCMA investigating charges against Nair, the office of the Public Protector has also been asked to look into the allegations against the former MD. , that investigation is still underway.
The Pikitup board says the contract termination is largely due to the fact that Nair’s the relationship of trust with the employer has broken down irreversibly.
In addition to the facts and evidence related to procurement and disclosure, the forensic investigation and the misconduct enquiry, correspondence with Ms Nair has become increasingly vexatious, politicised and hostile to the former and current leadership of the Board and the City.
Pikitup also highlighted soured relations between organised labour and Nair. The entity has however her well in her future endeavours.