Workers attached to the Solid Waste Management Company Limited, (SWMCOL), engaged in early morning protest action, today. It was only two weeks ago, during the delivery of the 2020 budget, that employees of the company stood bearing placards outside the parliament.
SWMCOL has been at loggerheads with the Industrial General and Sanitation Workers Union, for some time. This morning’s protest action at the Beetham landfill, was confirmed by the management of SWMCOL.
The union has been calling for the immediate reinstatement of 21 workers from the Recycling Division who were retrenched earlier this month.
Those employees had been hired on a contract, before being retrenched. However the union accuses SWMCOL of going back on its word, arguing that a Collective Agreement had assured that the workers would become permanently employed with the company.