Rubbish collectors block traffic in Copenhagen

Disgruntled workers stage protest on HC Andersens Boulevard

The binmen took a break to block traffic today (photo: Griffin) The binmen took a break to block traffic today (photo: Griffin)
January 22nd, 2016 1:45 pm| by Ray W
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Dissatisfied Copenhagen rubbish collectors blocked part of HC Andersens Boulevard this morning as a protest against what they call deteriorating working conditions.

Every collection lorry working in Copenhagen stopped in at HC Andersens Boulevard at 8:15 am this morning.

The protest caused a massive traffic jam on the busy thoroughfare that took a good portion of the morning to clear.

An unsubtle reminder
“Sorry we are blocking the way,” the rubbish collectors wrote to TV2 Lorry. “We have no desire to upset the residents, but we do want a dignified working life.”

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The event was intended to “remind the politicians and authorities in Copenhagen that they are blind to the needs of the people that they have hired to collect waste in Copenhagen”.