Postal workers demand answers

Post office workers are reportedly furious after management refused to respond to their demands.

Protesting Communication Workers Union (CWU) members are seen in Johannesburg on Monday, 29 October 2012. Picture: Werner Beukes/SAPA

JOHANNESBURG - The Communication Workers' Union (CWU) on Thursday said its members were furious after the South African Post Office refused to respond to their demands.

In September, more than 7,000 thousand employees embarked on a strike.

The workers were demanding wage increases, housing subsidies and a complete reshuffle of executive management.

The majority of the workers affiliated to the union returned to their posts this week.

However, the CWU's Gauteng chairperson Aubrey Tshabalala said he cannot guarantee they will be at work next week.

"They are very angry and they are even angry at us. We are delaying them in terms of them taking to the streets.

"We are trying to avoid what has been happening in the country, particularly in the mining industry."