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Post office strike: Results from wage talks expected

While Cape Town workers are returning to work, their Gauteng counterparts have vowed to continue striking.

Striking Post Office workers protest outside the Tshwane Mail Centre in Pretoria, they are demanding a 15% wage increase. Picture: Vumani Mkhize/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - The Communication Workers Union (CWU) says it will know by the end of business today whether striking members will accept or reject the latest offer from the South African Post Office (Sapo).

With the nationwide strike entering its third month, some workers have begun reporting for duty, with the post office saying that operations are slowly returning to normal.

As post office workers in the Western Cape report for duty, their Gauteng counterparts have vowed to continue their strike.

The CWU's Aubrey Tshabalala says Gauteng has been the hardest hit by the strike, as many of the grievances have come from workers in the province.

"Some permanent contracts which were given under what we'll perceive as nepotism corruption by en large happen in Gauteng."

Casual employees are demanding that their contracts be made permanent.

Workers are also demanding a 15 percent pay hike and have rejected Sapo's offer of a 6 percent increase.

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