Talks underway to end post office strike

The Communications Workers Union says employers have now tabled a new offer.

Women sing and dance outside the Tshwane Mail Centre in Pretoria as the Post Office strike continues across the country. Picture: Vumani Mkhize/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Post office management and representatives of striking workers are currently locked in talks aimed at ending the three-month long strike in the sector.

The Communications Workers Union says employers have now tabled a new offer.

Employees are demanding a 15 percent salary hike while casual staff are calling for permanent employment.

Postal services in most parts of the country have been affected by the ongoing strike, with several incidents of non-striking workers being intimidated at some areas in Gauteng.

The union's Clyde Mervin said, "Management is having discussions with members around the offer. We will be speaking to members to clarify our position on the matter."