Landfills re-open following worker protest

    Guanapo Landfill (File photo)

    Operations have resumed at three landfills affected by worker protests this morning.

    Traffic was reported in the vicinity of the Beetham, Forres Park and Guanapo landfills this morning, due to the action organized by the Industrial General and Sanitation Workers Union.

    SWMCOL says their protests were due to the Union’s request for increased wages for landfill workers.

    It has since promised to work with them and other stakeholders, since the service offered by the employees is “not only necessary, but vital to improving the social conditions and quality of life for all citizens”.

    SWMCOL has also asked that due process be allowed, since the company and Union are in negotiations.