CWU makes additional demands as Post Office strike drags on

The union has been on strike for over three months and has been joined by two other unions.

FILE: Sapo has estimated that there are already more than R1 million worth of packages stuck at its distribution centres. Picture: Facebook.

JOHANNESBURG - The Communication Workers Union (CWU) says while it has revised its wage demand from 15 to 7.5 percent, there are still additional demands for workers to be converted to full-time employees and the salary scales of reemployed workers to be adjusted.

The union has been on strike for over three months and has been joined by two other unions, bringing operations at the South African Post Office to a standstill.

Sapo has estimated that there are already more than R1 million worth of packages stuck at its distribution centres and has lamented the vandalism of its buildings in recent weeks.

The CWU's Clyde Mervin says he is encouraged by reports that Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services plans to take action against the Post Office Board.

Meanwhile, striking workers will march to the Union Building this morning to hand over their memorandum of grievances.