CWU striking workers to march to Luthuli House

The CWU went on strike yesterday demanding a 10 percent salary increase for Post Office staff.

CWU workers on strike. Picture: Xolani Koyana/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - The Communication Workers Union (CWU) is expected to march on the African National Congress' headquarters this morning to put pressure on the ruling party to back its call for a Post Office bail out.

The union went on strike yesterday demanding a 10 percent salary increase.

But the Post Office says operations were not affected.

The Gauteng CWU Chair Velaphi Zulu says they expect 7,000 workers to gather at Mary Fitzgerald Square this morning and then make their way to Luthuli House.

"To exert pressure so that the governing party can intervene and address the issue of a bailout at the Post Office. There are issues at the ITC sector, challenges at Telkom, outsourcing and retrenchments."


Post Office workers in Western Cape downed tools yesterday in demand of a 10 percent salary increase.

A group of about 200 workers marched in the Cape Town CBD to deliver a memorandum.

CWU representatives encouraged workers to stay at home until their demands were met.