CWU rejects latest proposal to end postal strike

Thousands of Post Office workers have been on strike for weeks.

Thousands of postal workers have been on strike for weeks. Picture: Supplied

CAPE TOWN - The Communication Workers Union says four provinces have rejected the Post Office's latest proposal to striking workers.

Thousands of postal workers have been on strike for weeks.

The dismissal of almost 500 casual workers, who were later rehired as permanent staff amid allegations of nepotism and corruption, have fueled anger.

While the union didn't initiate the industrial action it has now taken the lead in negotiating with management.

The union's Aubrey Tshabalala says, "We have put our presentation to the management who have sat with the department and the board."

Tshabalala says the union wants all workers to be made permanent.

The union also wants a 15 percent increase.