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durbanTimesLive reports that city bins were upended and putrid litter strewn throughout the Durban CBD as refuse collectors went on strike on Monday.  

A group of nearly 50 workers left a trail of rubbish in their wake as they moved along Dr Yusuf Dadoo [Grey] Street‚ eventually being corralled by Metro Police officers in Sydney Road.  The workers‚ part of the city’s Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP)‚ are demanding full time employment.  In a statement, the eThekwini Municipality indicated:  “Following extensive consultation with the EPWP employees on Sunday it was agreed that staff members will return to work with immediate effect.  This morning (Monday)‚ staff members continued to embark on strike action.  The Municipality has since given all striking employees an ultimatum to resume duties this afternoon or have their contracts terminated tomorrow [Tuesday].”

  • A short report by Jeff Wicks is at TimesLive

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