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South African post office not fair says union

The South African Postal Workers Union (Sapwu), which broke away from the Communications Workers Union (CWU), said it was snubbed at wage talks, despite a verification audit declaring Sapwu a majority union a month ago. Sapwu claims management is negotiating with the CWU behind Sapwu’s back.

This followed an independent verification audit Sapo commissioned in July and August. The audit showed that Sapwu had 33% membership and CWU had 29% in the parastatal.

But an agreement between Sapo and the unions sets the recognition threshold at 40% plus one membership.

Read more: Post office not fair says union – Sowetan LIVE.