NMB Waste Division workers strike again

JUNE 17, 2015

The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality's Waste Division workers on Wednesday morning left a section of the city's Govan Mbeki Avenue covered in rubbish as they embarked on a protest for unknown grievances. Around 100 workers were believed to be part of the protest.

The workers blocked off a section of Russel Road and Evatt Street with municipal refuse trucks, which were parked at key intersections and abandonded.

Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality Director of Communications, Roland Williams, told Algoa FM that the municipality's Labour Relations Department was still trying to ascertain what the workers grievances are.

"Our labour relations office is attempting to address whatever those issues are.  However, we have arranged for specialised towing vehicles to come and take all those vehicles away," he said.

Williams emphasised that there are channels for workers to address their grievances.

In January, workers from the same division embarked on a similar strike - leaving several areas in the Metro sitting with their uncollected garbage.

Image: The Herald.