CWU hopes Post Office accepts revised offer

The union says they're going to wait for the Post Office’s response with regard to the newly revised offer.

Post Office. Picture: Facebook.

CAPE TOWN - The Communication Workers Union says it hopes the South African Post Office will accept its revised wage demand as the two sides try to end a national strike.

The union initially demanded a 15 percent wage increase and permanent employment for casual staff.

But it's now revised its wage demand to 8 percent and wants casual workers to be given permanent contracts over 16 months.

The union's Clyde Mervin says they're going to wait for the Post Office's response with regard to the newly revised offer.

"That's our position for now as Communication Workers Union around resolving the strike. We are going to respond in writing to them and they will then confirm to us the union has articulated its position."

Mervin on Tuesday said the Post Office has made a proposal of appointing casuals on a 30-month period.

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

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