South African Post Office dismisses 588 workers for strike action

The South African Post Office has dismissed 588 workers after a wildcat strike caused delays in the mail service.

Strike action has been ongoing since 14th February, but although the disruption was declared illegal on 19th February, and despite talks with union officials, industrial action continued to affect the Witspos Mail Centre in Johannesburg and the Tshwane Mail Centre in Pretoria.

The strike appears to be in protest at a “scam” in which the workers were duped by colleagues into paying for a lawsuit against the Post Office.

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