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Contingency plan for waste collection now in operation says Metro

Jun 20, 2018
Contingency plan for waste collection now in operation says Metro

The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality on Wednesday announced that its contingency plan to collect waste during the municipal strike is now in operation.

The strike, which commenced on Thursday last week with the municipality's largest union, South African Municipal Workers' Union (SAMWU), downed tools, and deliverying their demands at the City Hall on Friday, has seen refuse not being collected across the City.

On Monday, another union, the Independent Municipal and Allied Trade Union (IMATU), also downed tools.

On Tuesday, the Metro warned residents to stay away from its Customer Care Centres after receiving reports of intimidation.

According to Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality Media Management Officer, Kupido Baron, the following areas will be serviced on Wednesday: Mount Pleasant, Pari Park, Miramar, Providentia, Salisbury Park, Charlo, Lovemore Heights, Broadwood, Walmer Heights, Springfield, Overbaakens, Walmer, Fairview, Mangold Park, Newton Park, Walmer (West of 11th Avenue) and Willowdene.

"Areas serviced after 5pm yesterday are Summerstrand, St. Georges, Forest Hill, Humewood, Brookes Hill, Humerail, Mill Park, Mount Croix, Parsons Hill, Kensington, Korsten, Holland Park, Steytler Township, Cotswold, Adcockvale, Perridgevale, Sydenham, North End, Central, Richmond Hill, Sidwell, Neave Township, Ferguson Township, and Richmond Hill (North of Stanley Street)," he added.

"Daily updates in this regard will follow."