D-day for Post Office protesters

Over 6,000 part-time employees embarked on a countrywide illegal strike on Monday.

Over 6,000 part-time employees embarked on a countrywide illegal strike on Monday.

CAPE TOWN - The Post Office says striking workers have until 10am this morning to return to work or face being sacked.

More than 6,000 part-time employees embarked on a countrywide illegal strike on Monday and they are demanding full-time employment.

The Post Office's Martie Gilchrist says they've set an ultimatum for striking workers.

"It's the casual employees who have embarked on the strike. It started in Gauteng then spread to other areas like Durban."

She says the public can expect delays.

"This will unfortunately delay our mail. That's also why we're trying to resolve this matter as soon as possible."

Striking workers caused havoc at the Booysens Post Office. Picture: Supplied