Nelson Mandela Bay residents have been urged to make alternative arrangements to have their refuse removed as the refuse workers’ strike enters its fifth day.
Municipal spokesman Mthubanzi Mniki asked that residents who have transport to drop off their refuse at any of the transfer stations close to them.
The strike, now in its fifth day, saw workers stop work on Friday as they demanded overtime pay as well as bonuses.
Workers also blocked Govan Mbeki Avenue and Strand Street with refuse trucks as they gathered outside the Lillian Diedericks Building on Friday.
Mniki said a contingency plan was in place. However, “due to conditions related to the strike, [he expected] delays in the collection of refuse”.
“The municipality will provide updates of any developments on this matter.”
He apologised for the inconvenience caused by the strike.
At the time of going to press, it was unclear how long the strike would go on.
Numerous attempts to obtain comment on the situation from unions were unsuccessful.