CWU threatens to strike at SA Post Office

A NATIONWIDE strike looms over the SA Post Office after the Communication Workers’ Union (CWU) issued an ultimatum last week to be recognised by the state entity.

Thabo Mogalane, the CWU deputy general secretary, said the union could launch the industrial action “within the next two weeks. We just need one week to mobilise workers.”

Mogalane said the countrywide strike would affect postal delivery and services such as transport and the post office’s financial services. The union also said the post office’s decision to stop wage negotiations on September 7 was illegal.

The CWU wants the post office to double its proposed salary increase of 6 percent to 12 percent.

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