South Africa Post Office sacks 473 workers

JOHANNESBURG – The South African Post Office (Sapo) has confirmed it has dismissed 473 casual workers who have been been on strike for three weeks.

The employees had called on management to employ them permanently and were sacked after what the Post Office says was a campaign of violence and intimidation.

The strike has caused severe delays in the delivery of mail from the Tshwane and East Rand distribution centres.

The service says it is currently in the process of permanently employing 900 casual workers but was forced to dismiss nearly 500 due to escalating incidents of violence.

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