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Post Office employees to march in JHB over dismissals

It’s understood they were dismissed for their involvement in an unprotected strike last month.

Picture: Giovanna Gerbi/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Employees at the South African Post Office (Sapo) will be marching in Braamfontein this morning to demand answers about the dismissal of more than 200 workers.

The workers are members of the Influential Information and Communications Union of South Africa.

It is understood they were dismissed for their involvement in an unprotected strike last month, over their union's alleged exclusion from labour negotiations at the parastatal.

But the union believes its members are being targeted intentionally - to eliminate its existence at Sapo.

Union President Desmond Moeketsi said: "As the union, we have called several times to ask Post Office for a meeting and to say to us why these workers were dismissed. In fact, we have tried to engage the company to say can you come and talk to us and they had already taken a decision."

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