The staff of the Sanitation Service Authority are back on the job after going on strike for two days over pay and allowances and what they say is their treatment by management.
The workers at the SSA’s main depot at Wildey, St. Michael had walked off the job yesterday, and workers at the northern depot at Greenland, St. Andrew reportedly joined them today.
But they’ve agreed to resume work pending the outcome of discussions scheduled for later this week with the board and management.
Minister of the Environment and National Beautification, Adrian Forde, SSA Chairman Ramon Alleyne, and Deputy General Secretary of the National Union of Public Workers, Wayne Waldron addressed the striking workers at the Wildey Depot.
Mr. Waldrond advised the striking SSA staff to let the industrial relations process work.
Voice of: General Secretary of the National Union of Public Workers, Wayne Waldron
And later speaking to journalists, the SSA Chairman blamed the dispute on a breakdown in communication.
Voice of: SSA Chairman Ramon Alleyne
The Minister, Mr. Forde, assured the workers that their concerns would be addressed.
Voice of: Minister of the Environment and National Beautification, Adrian Forde.