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Protest threats will not affect garbage collection, says NSWMA

Published:Tuesday | March 24, 2015 | 11:07 AM

The Spanish Town office of the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) is seeking to assure that there will be no disruption in garbage collection arising from the threat of continued protest action by workers.

The spokesman for the agency told our news centre that there are contingency plans to ensure that garbage is collected for the parish.

The assurance came against the background of protest action taken by some 100 workers yesterday who are adamant that they will not return to work unless the contract of outgoing Executive Director Jennifer Edwards is renewed.

The NSWMA board took the decision not to renew Edwards’ contract, citing, among other things, unsatisfactory performance.

Checks by our news centre yesterday revealed that the protest action by the workers did not adversely affect the collection of garbage in Spanish Town, except for small pile ups on some street corners.

Merchants in the town say if the protest continues it will definitely affect their businesses.