Sanitation workers get layoff slips in Newark

Sanitation workers in Newark say they started to receive layoff notices from the city today.The notices come ahead of a scheduled furlough day for trash

NEWARK - Sanitation workers in Newark say they started to receive layoff notices from the city today.

The notices come ahead of a scheduled furlough day for trash collectors on Sept. 29.

Nearly 250 sanitation workers have received the notices warning that layoffs could come in the next 45 days.

In a statement regarding the possibility of privatizing the city's sanitation services, city officials said, "The administration has found significant savings in alternative and outsourced models for sanitation." The mayor's administration also says the privatized models would likely employ most of the city's current sanitation workforce.

The city points out that a private company already provides sanitation services to the South Ward.

Click here for the full statement from the Newark mayor?s office.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

One of the tickets was sold at the 1 Winning lottery tickets sold in New Jersey
Collection agencies working for the IRS may call 2 Consumer Alert: IRS collections
A new United Way ALICE report has found 3 Report: 37% of NJ households can’t afford basic needs
Hundreds gathered at a rally in Newark Sunday 4 Hundreds rally to save Affordable Care Act
After 146 years, the curtain is coming down 5 Ringling Bros. and Barnum Bailey Circus to close after 146-year run

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

It's good to know you have Walt Kane Kane in Your Corner

It's good to know you have Walt Kane in your corner.

News 12 takes a look at the hottest Tech Check

Eric Landskroner has a look at the latest gadgets and biggest stories in tech.

News 12 On the Scene

Check out these exclusive videos from New Jersey celebs!

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE