Progress Reported Between Sanitation Workers & City Of Greenville

Grievances from Greenville sanitation workers caused more than 70 of them to walk of the job earlier this year--but there is progress being made according to city leaders.

Talks between workers and management have been going on for the past two months--ever since they parked their garbage trucks back in January.

Workers claimed there were unfair practices like, lack of respect, low-wages, too few supervisors and a break down of communication. A committee comprised of church leaders and workers, came up with possible solutions to these problems.

Monday night, the committee leaders went before city council to recommend the first steps to mend the bond between worker and employers.

Thomas Moton, interim Greenville city manager says, "We as a management team feel like part of the issues with communication being open and accessible, there are too few supervisors to facilitate that process."

Calvin Henderson with the Pitt County NAACP says he's talked with the sanitation workers about their grievances and feels the city is moving in the right direction to resolve those issues.


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