WC post office workers return

The post office said The Western Cape is back to normal.

The post office said The Western Cape is back to normal. Picture: Facebook.

JOHANNESBURG - The South African Postal Service says workers have been returning to work in the Western Cape.

The post office strike has entered its third month with employees demanding a 15 percent percent pay increase.

Video: Post office strike in Gauteng intensifies.

Casual workers are also calling for permanent employment.

Postal services in most parts of the country have been affected by the ongoing strike.

The post office's Martie Gilchrist said, "The Western Cape is back to normal and we're working off the carry overs that we had so it's looking good at this stage."

On Friday Telecommunications and Postal Services Minister Siyabonga Cwele assured South Africans his department will continue to negotiate with all the relevant parties to end the strike soon.

The minister asked post office management to open forums of discussion with the representatives of the striking employees as one of the ways to try and end the industrial action.

Meanwhile, cases of intimidation by those participating in the strike have been on the rise, with several post offices, including one in Soweto and in Pretoria, being vandalised.