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Post Office strikers unfazed by no work, no pay

The three month long Post Office strike continues as the two sides fail to reach an agreement.

Police and emergency vehicles park outside the Post Office building in Randburg after protests on 2 September 2014. Picture: iWitness

JOHANNESBURG - The Communication Workers' Union (CWU) says it will continue to fight for its members at the Post Office despite management sticking to the no work, no pay policy.

The Post Office strike has entered into its third month now as frustration mounts among those who rely on postal service.

The strike has led to closures of Post Offices across the country as a result of intimidation and vandalism by striking workers.

While workers are demanding a 15 percent salary increase, the Post Office made a new offer after 6 percent was rejected last week.

The CWU's Clyde Mervin says, "Some of the struggles we have to face as workers is that no work, no pay. But obviously we have to fight that struggle because we believe that workers are raising a genuine issue."

The Post Office's Lungile Lose says the no work no pay policy still stands.

"We've always said no work, no pay. The principle of no work, no pay applies to this non-protected strike."

The three month long Post Office strike continues as the two sides fail to reach an agreement.