Municipal workers lower the tools again

The Municipality of eThekwini has asked residents and businesses to keep trash bags and bins inside their properties after cleaning and solid waste workers went on an illegal strike on Monday August 16.

In a statement, eThekwini said the work stoppage was due to the reduction in overtime which was implemented on August 1. The interruption affects waste collection and street sweeping services. Department workers went into slow motion earlier this month when the overtime cuts were announced, but returned to work after negotiations between the unions and the municipality.

“The city apologizes for the inconvenience caused,” the statement read.


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Melissa C. Keyes