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Majority of Post Office workers to strike this week

The CWU says workers will go on a strike as they have not had a salary increase for three years.

Post Office. Picture: Giovanna Gerbi/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - The Communication Workers Union (CWU) says 90 percent of the South African Post Office's (Sapo) workforce will go on a strike over salary increases this week.

The union, which representsthe majority of the workers, says they have not received a salary increase in the last three years.

The post office's new CEO Mark Barnes has raised concerns over the move, warning the impact of yet another protracted strike will be extremely damaging.

But the CWU's President Clyde Mervin says workers have no other choice.

"Government has bailed out Eskom and SAA and consistently they're not looking at the challenges at the South African Post Office. Obviously as a union this is the noise we're going to make to ensure that our issues are addressed."