Garbage has started to fill main streets in Yemen's capital Sanaa after the cleanliness workers started on Thursday a full strike to protest the bad response and failure to fulfill promises made this year to meet their demands.
The workers demand better work rights topped by fixed-term employment contracts for more than 12000 people across the republic.
On Monday, piles of garbage were seen on the traffic islands and materials thrown on the road in Hadda in downtown the capital, which has suffered from rotten materials three times so far this year.
Earlier this year, the workers went on a strike but lifted it later on promises to meet all demands.
The workers have now vowed to go on strike until their demands were met, with all of them employed under fixed-term contracts 'without exceptions'.
Last week, a spokesmen for the sweepers criticized the response of the government saying employing half of them was seen as 'careless action' which might trigger bad consequences.
Meantime, an activists supporting the rights of the cleanliness workers in Sanaa said the authorities are trying to employ half of the sweepers in the capital and few thousands more in other cities.
There are about 6000 sweepers in Sanaa and the activist claimed some powerful officials have submitted the names of their relatives and friends to have them among the workers to be employed officially.
In addition, the finance ministry has refused to release financial rights approved by the government which promised more than three months ago to meet the workers' demands including improved pays, the activist added.
Official media said on Monday, President Abdrabu Mansour Hadi urged the new mayor of the capital after taking oath to address all issues, with a focus on cleanliness.