CWU calls for review of post office HR dept

The board of the South African Post Office (Sapo) resigned voluntarily yesterday.

The board of the South African Post Office (Sapo) resigned voluntarily yesterday. Picture: Vumani Mkhize/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Following the resignation of the post office board, the Communication Workers Union (CWU) is now calling for a complete review of South African Post Office (Sapo)'s human resources department.

Yesterday Telecommunications and Postal Services Minister Siyabonga Cwele announced the board had stepped down voluntarily.

The CWU says the resignation is a move in the right direction towards resolving the Post Office's four month strike.

In the meantime the department has appointed Dr Simo Lushaba to head the Sapo.

Union president Clyde Mervin said, "There is a huge crisis as to what the human resources department has contributed to the Post Office strike."

CWU says the board's resignation is the first step in the process of ending the crippling Post Office strike, adding there is visible difference in the state entity's approach in the few hours since the changes were made.

The union says it has already received a request from Sapo to restart talks aimed at ending the strike.