(Last Updated on January 19, 2021 by GERALD NCUBE)
BULAWAYO – The Bulawayo Progressive Residents Association (BPRA) has urged the City Council management and it’s workers to quickly find common ground and solve the ongoing collective job action which has negatively impacted on services delivery.
On Wednesday, City Council employees recently downed tools demanding an urgent review of their salaries.
As a result, residents have seen service delivery halted for almost a week, with the acting Town Clerk Sikhangele Zhou telling residents to keep their refuse bins in their homes until the situation is normalised.
“If the problems affecting employees are not attended to, poor service delivery will continue which will result in higher frustration levels of the community. BCC management and it’s workers must find a common ground.
“As residents, we have always demanded that BCC reveals the pecks of management so that we have an understanding of what is happening. Council workers must return to work so that residents are not disenfranchised,” said the Residents’ association in a statement.
BPRA also noted that a number of services had been on hold since the workers went on strike including some areas going for weeks without water.
“The dead need to be buried, clinics need to operate, garbage needs to be collected, roads and sewer need to be fixed and above all water, services must be restored ASAP for many countless households that have gone for weeks without water.”