CWU: Post Office workers will only receive half their pay on Friday

The union has confirmed its members will receive the rest of their salaries at the end of the month.

FILE: The post office has made a loss for the last financial year, amid claims that some of its money has gone missing. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - The Communication Workers Union (CWU) has confirmed that its members at the South African Post Office (Sapo) have been told they'll receive only half their salaries on Friday, and the rest at the end of the month.

It says it received a letter from Sapo earlier this week confirming that workers will not be receiving their full salaries on their normal pay day.

The post office has made a loss for the last financial year, amid claims that some of its money has gone missing.

The CWU's president Clyde Mervin says he doesn't know what will happen when workers only receive half their salaries on Friday.

"The Communication Workers Union is very fed up with the South African Post Office. How do you justify workers getting half of their salary when workers have worked a full month?"

During July, Telecommunications and Postal Services Minister Siyabonga Cwele revealed that the post office owes about R245 million to more than 2,000 creditors.

The parastatal said it's working on settling its debt and getting back some of its customers.

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