Post Office strike continues

The Post Office strike continues as talks between unions and employers deadlocked.

Post Office workers on strike. Picture: EWN

JOHANNESBURG - The South African Post Office (Sapo) must request money from government in order to employ casual staff on a permanent basis, the Communication Workers Union (CWU) said on Friday.

Scores of casual employees have been on strike for around two months, resulting in massive postal delays in Gauteng.

CWU's Clyde Mervin said talks with management broke down again this week.

This after Sapo presented the same offer it previously put on the table.

Mervin said the service is only willing to hire members for 12 months, which is not good enough.

"As far as we are concerned, the Post Office has money. If not, they must go to government to ask for some."