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Port Elizabeth – The Port Elizabeth High Court granted an interdict on Friday against striking Nelson Mandela Bay municipal waste truck drivers.
“The interdict is now in the process of being served by the court,” municipal spokesman Kupido Baron said in a statement
He said the court order prevented drivers from using vehicles without the municipality’s consent.
It also prevented the drivers from blockading any of the municipality’s waste management landfill sites, drop-off centres or depots.
Drivers could not threaten, intimidate or assault anyone entering or exiting the sites, and could not litter refuse or waste on public roads or sidewalks.
Baron said the drivers were striking for wages “and other labour issues”.
On Wednesday, the municipality gave the striking truck drivers until Thursday to return to work or face action.
“The action by the employees means no domestic waste, trade waste collection services rendered since yesterday 1/8Tuesday 3/8,” Baron said at the time
The truck drivers from the Uitenhage, Despatch, Motherwell, Struandale, Gail Road and Harrower Road depots downed tools on Tuesday.
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