Post Office strike looms : Tuesday 1 October 2013

Post Office strike looms

Tuesday 1 October 2013 09:20

SABC

Workers are demanding a 10% salary increase while the company is offering 5%.

Workers are demanding a 10% salary increase while the company is offering 5%.(SABC)

About 8 000 Post Office workers will soon down tools across the country. This after talks between Communication Workers Union (CWU) and the South African Post Office deadlocked.

Workers are demanding a 10% salary increase while the company is offering 5%. The union's Matankana Mothapo says they have been left without a choice but to embark on a strike.

Mathapo say: "Now the matter is in the hands of the CCMA, we are waiting for a certificate to go for an industrial action and from now on immediately when we get that we will be toyi-toying.”

The company says it has suffered losses of R 178 million and cannot meet the 10% salary demands of unions.  It has blamed the loss on a decline in mail business and employee strikes in February and March.

Last month, casual workers went on strike at mail processing centres in parts of Gauteng.

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