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CWU to move ahead with Post Office strike

The union says it has written to the Post Office to pay up the full amount to avoid early protests.

Post Office. Picture: Giovanna Gerbi/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - The Communication Workers Union (CWU) says it will go ahead with a Post Office strike that is set to take place in Gauteng next week after workers were told that they will only receive half their salaries tomorrow.

The union says it has written to the Post Office to pay up the full amount to avoid early protests.

The Post Office has been battling financial problems with claims that some of its money has gone missing.

The union's Clyde Mervin said, "We wrote a letter to the company informing them that they must pay workers because they've got contractual obligation for those workers.

"They're breaching that contract of employment as far as we're concerned and if the company doesn't listen they must feel the rod and might of these workers.

Mervin said it's unfair when their members have worked for a full calendar month and the parastatal is playing with fire.

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