25 Mar 2020, 20:44
Sanitation workers in the US city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, are refusing to collect rubbish until the city provides them with face masks and hazard pay.
"We risk our life every time we grab a garbage bag," one striking worker told reporters as he announced that rubbish would not be collected on Wednesday.
Sanitation workers are considered essential employees that are exempted from the city's lockdown orders.
"We’re playing Russian roulette with every garbage bag that we’re grabbing," Sheldon White told local channel WPXI-TV.