postoffice thumb100 TimesLive reports that the SA Post Office Group (Sapo) has dismissed 228 workers for embarking on an alleged illegal strike in Gauteng last month.  

The protest action to Sapo’s headquarters in Centurion was organised by the Influential Information and Communication Union of SA (IICUSA) to raise concerns about the parastatal’s decision to suspend its secretary-general Gibson Ramoadi.  Other concerns related to the company wanting to reopen negotiations on an agreement reached in 2014 to give all casual workers permanent contracts by November this year‚ and the failure by the company to give all permanent staff a salary increase of 6.5% for the financial years 2014 and 2015.  IICUSA spokesman Tutu Mokoena said that, while some of the workers had been dismissed‚ others have been issued with the letters of suspension.  In an urgent interdict application to the Labour Court last week‚ Sapo accused some of the IICUSA members of damaging the gates around the premises‚ including some of the doors, on 13 June.

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