ETHEKWINI NEWSFLASH
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
8 January 2018
 
Strike Action Disrupts Refuse Removal Service
 
EThekwini Municipality has noted with great concern that some of the Cleansing and Solid Waste employees have been prevented from conducting their duties by striking City’s Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) employees who are demanding full time employment.
 
Following extensive consultation with the EPWP employees on Sunday, 7 January 2018, it was agreed that staff members will return to work with immediate effect. This morning, staff members continued to embarked on strike action. The Municipality has since given all striking employees an ultimatum to resume duties this afternoon or have their contracts terminated tomorrow, 9 January 2017.
 
Municipal employees will work around the clock to ensure that normal waste collection patterns resume. The City would like to apologise to residents and businesses for any inconvenience caused.
 
Residents are also urged to exercise patience during this time as we work around the clock to clear the waste collection backlog.
 
ENDS
 
Issued by eThekwini Municipality’s Deputy Head of Communications, Mandla Nsele.
 
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