Post Office strike continues

Sapo is confident it will end a four-month long labour dispute with temporary workers by Friday.

A security gurard walks past a closed Braamfontein Post Office in Johannesburg. Picture: Taurai Maduna/Eyewitness News

JOHANNESBURG - The South African Post Office (Sapo) is confident it will end a four-month-long labour dispute with temporary workers by Friday.

More than 600 temporary workers are demanding to be employed permanently.

The post office hopes for a breakthrough when it meets with stakeholders this week, executive member Janras Kotsi said.

However, the Communication Workers Union (CWU) said it has yet to receive an invitation to meet with Sapo management.

"We'll be very happy if they want to meet with us," union spokesperson Matankana Mothapo said.

He said the union was open to discussions.

The post office said the dispute has affected its operations.