Post office working on 15-day backlog

Sapo says it will take 15 days to wipe out its backlog, following an illegal strike by its staff.

Sapo says it will take 15 days to wipe out its backlog, following an illegal strike by its staff. Picture: SAPA

JOHANNESBURG - The South African Post Office (Sapo) on Tuesday said it would take 15 days to wipe out its backlog, following an illegal strike by its staff.

Employees at the Wits post station, as well others from Germiston and Pretoria branches, went on strike in February.

Workers accused management at the parastatal of fraudulent activities within the service and claimed salary discrepancies.

Employees, who have since been fired, believe Sapo owe them pension money.

Sapo executive Janras Kotsi said they expect services to return back to normal by the end of the week "in terms of resources".

Earlier this week, the Communication Workers Union (CWU) condemned the decision by post office management to sack staff who refused to return to work.