(Last Updated on January 15, 2021 by GERALD NCUBE)
BULAWAYO – Acting Town Clerk for the City of Bulawayo, Sikhangele Zhou has said residents should keep their refuse inside their premises for the foreseeable future because Council is facing challenges in providing services due to the striking employees.
In a statement, Zhou said City Council was facing a collective job action and they were currently making efforts to engage the worker’s union in a bid to end the strike.
“The City of Bulawayo is currently experiencing a collective Job action and efforts are underway to engage the employee union leadership.
“To this end, there has been a disruption of Municipal services. Refuse removal is affected. Residents who had taken out their bins for collection yesterday (Wednesday 13 January 2021) are kindly requested to take them back to their premises and those whose collections were scheduled for today (Thursday, 14 January 2021)and the coming days are requested not to take out their bins,” said Zhou.
She said residents will be advised when to take out their refuse bins, adding that they were urging residents to avoid illegal dumping.
On Wednesday, BCC workers went on a strike demanding a review of their current salary based on the current poverty datum line which is pegged at Z$20 000.
They threatened to continue with this job action until their salary issue has been resolved.