Postal workers end strike

Some 6,000 casual employees went on strike demanding permanent contracts with benefits.

Casual Post Office workers have returned to their jobs but talks will continue between them and management. Picture: EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Striking casual workers have returned to work, the South African Post Office confirmed on Wednesday.

Around 6,000 employees went on strike around two weeks ago demanding permanent contracts with benefits.

Workers are busy trying to clear the backlog and many are working overtime, the service said.

Post Office spokesperson Lungile Lose says more talks will be held.

"We've agreed to go into detailed conversations. Let's normalise the situation, let's get back to work but let's deal with those substantive issues.

"All employees are back at work and mail should now start moving nationally without any disturbance."

Lose says ongoing discussions should be complete by the end of April.

Initially, the workers were threatened with being sacked as the strike itself was illegal.