SSA industrial action suspended
INDUSTRIAL action at the Sanitation Service Authority is on hold.Acting deputy general secretary of the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW), Roslyn Smith, says the union expected to hear very soon from the SSA management in response to their proposals. She says, however they are “90 per cent” of the way to reaching an amicable solution, with there being only one point the parties disagreed on.Smith says workers were upset about supercession and the poor state and limited number of operational trucks, and are also concerned about security risks.“Many workers confront drugs hidden in garbage cans. When workers make some of their early pickups, they are warned to stay away from certain cans. That is a dangerous situation and something that has to be looked at. It’s the kind of thing that SSA workers have to deal with,” she says.