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durbanANA reports that the eThekwini Municipality said on Tuesday that the City's refuse removal services had resumed after its Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) employees reported to work.  

On Friday, hundreds of eThekwini's EPWP workers embarked on a strike demanding to be employed by the City on full-time basis and demanding an increase to their R2,500 salary per month.  During their strike, the EPWP workers trashed the city's roads and prevented some Cleaning and Solid Waste Unit employees from executing their duties.  On Monday, the municipality gave all striking EPWP workers an ultimatum to report to work for the evening shift or risk having their contracts terminated.  This followed “extensive” consultations which had taken place on Sunday.  The refuse removal backlog is expected to be cleared by the end of the week.

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