Post Office strikers getting aggravated

The strike has entered its fourth month, but there is still no end in sight as wage negotiations continue.

FILE: Women sing and dance outside the Tshwane Mail Centre in Pretoria as the Post Office strike continues across the country on 15 October 2014. Picture: Vumani Mkhize/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG -The Communication Workers Union says it's yet to receive any feedback from the South African Post Office (Sapo) on a final wage demand made by striking workers.

The union's revised its demand from 15 percent to 7.5 percent.

It also wants casual postal staff to be given permanent contracts.

However the Post Office has reiterated it can't afford the pay increase.

The union says the Post Office dire financial situation, late salary payment, and slow communication are delaying efforts to find a resolution to the crippling strike.

Following reports of late salary payments over the past two months, the unions Aubrey Tshabalala, says some workers have still not received their October pay.

"There are still those in some areas that have not being paid. That it itself articulates the situation."

The union now says further delays on Sapo's part could aggravate thousands of already angry workers.