Hundreds of workers at the plant in Siniq began striking almost two weeks ago.
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Sources at the Sidon Municipality have criticized a local waste treatment plant of holding the city to ransom, after striking employees caused a trash crisis during Eid al-Adha.The municipal sources called on the plant to inform it of future strike action.The cash flow issue was caused by a 13-month delay in the state's payment to the plant for waste treatment in Sidon and surrounding areas.According to Sidon Mayor Mohammad al-Saudi, Zantout took a loan worth around $80,000 from a business acquaintance who sells plastic from the plant.The municipality will dedicate its next meeting to discussing the management of the plant, the municipal sources told The Daily Star.Saudi may come to a special agreement with the Finance Ministry in light of the strikes or -- a more likely solution -- reallocate municipal money, she added.
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