AfriForum threatening legal action on Post Office
AfriForum says it will consider taking legal action against the National Post Office.
JOHANNESBURG - Lobby group AfriForum says it will consider taking legal action against the National Post Office if they fail to pay back over R180 million worth of costs incurred by consumers during last year's labour strike.
Postal services came to a halt in October last year when employees embarked on an illegal strike for a period of three months.
The lobby group says they have received a large number of complaints about documents and packages that were not delivered.
Spokesperson Tiaan Esterhuizen says this is yet another example of government's failure to fulfill its responsibilities to consumers.
"According to the Consumer Protection Act it clearly stipulates that consumers are entitled to a timely execution and completion of services and a reasonable imbursement if any service is not executed as agreed on."
The financially-strapped organisation says it's lost over R350 million in revenue due to the strike.