Post Office strike: CWU to brief employers

Workers are demanding a 15 percent pay increase while casual staff want also permanent positions.

Workers are demanding a 15 percent pay increase while casual staff want also permanent positions. Picture: Facebook.com.

CAPE TOWN - As the post office strike enters its tenth week, the Communication Workers Union (CWU) is expected to brief employers on the feedback from its members.

Workers are demanding a 15 percent pay increase while casual staff want also permanent positions. The strike has brought postal services to a virtual standstill.

The union's Clyde Mervin says the Post Office's latest offer has been taken back to striking members.

"All nine provinces have now responded and we will be communicating with the Post Office based on the mandate given to us by the members."

The dismissal of almost 500 casual workers, who were later hired as permanent staff amid allegations of nepotism and corruption, have also fuelled labour anger.