DSW down tools in Chatsworth
Durban - Chatsworth residents have been informed that the Durban Solid Waste (DSW) domestic refuse collection unit have downed tools on Wednesday.
Tony Govender, eThekwini ward 70 councillor, said he received a message from the Chatsworth circuit manager of DSW informing him of the impending strike.
"It could affect other areas in Chatsworth and not only ward 70. I received a message from the circuit manager informing me that there is an internal problem. Trucks are unable to go out of the depot. There will be service interruptions on Wednesday,"he said.
Govender requested that all Chatsworth residents who have left their refuse bags out on the street for collection to take them back into their yards.
He said it is unlikely that trucks will come out on Wednesday to collect them.
"Apparently the EPWP staff have locked the gates and are not allowing the trucks to leave the depots. We back to square one again. If you hear or see the trucks later this evening you may then take your litter bags out. For now I implore you to move them to avoid unnecessary messing of the streets,"Govender said.
It is unclear if all the areas in the municipality are affected by the DSW strike.