The continuing council workers strike in Nicosia has resulted in huge piles of rubbish clogging city streets.
Council workers continue their strike because of delayed salary payments and no pension or social security payments by Nicosia Council. They have maintained their strike despite it being outlawed by the Council of ministers.
The various unions involved have had a number of street demonstrations and have threated to disrupt the ruling UBP conference on Sunday 19th October.
This is part of a wider malaise, as there are many municipalities in north Cyprus that are running out of cash who are calling for Government help with finances.