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CWU demands post office workers be made permanent

The union also wants the Public Protector to release a report into corruption at the post office.

FILE: Communication Workers Union members sing and dance in the streets of Johannesburg in October. Picture: Kgothatso Mogale/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - The Communication Workers Union (CWU) has called for the conversion of casual workers into permanent employees at the South African Post Office.

The union has welcomed the appointment of new group CEO Mark Barnes, a move it says it hopes will bring stability to parastatal.

The post office was placed under administration last year following a crippling strike by employees.

The CWU says it also wants the Public Protector to release a long-awaited report into corruption at the post office.

"On the issue of the public protector for delaying the report that we have been fighting for since 2011, we are saying that she leaves us with no option but the ongoing roll out of mass action on her doorstep," says the union's Aubrey Tshabalala.

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