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Action looming at SSA

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Action looming at SSA

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The Sanitation Service Authority (SSA) could be hit by industrial action if efforts aren’t made to address workers’ complaints.
That was the word yesterday from Dennis Clarke, general secretary of the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW), who appealed to Cabinet to look into the situation at the SSA as the problems which caused garbage pile-ups islandwide could adversely affect the health of everyone in Barbados.
Clarke and his deputy Roslyn Smith revealed that one of the union’s concerns was the pressure being placed on workers to do efficient garbage collections with a reduced number of trucks. The union wrote to the Ministry of Environment speaking to the urgency of acquiring more trucks but nothing has been done.
“The trucks were promised two years ago, yet nothing has happened. That’s why people can’t get their weekly collections,” said Smith.