postoffice thumb100 The New Age reports that the SA Post Office (Sapo) has moved to allay fears on the part of workers that it would renege on a recently concluded wage accord.  

The deal encompasses a 6.5% salary increase and the backdating of salaries.  Sapo HR executive Anthea Seafield, in an internal communique, assured workers that they were set to have their back-pay on salary increases paid out on Monday as agreed.  “The Backpay for 2014/2015 will be included in the July 2016 pay run.  Payments will be calculated and paid as previously communicated,” wrote Seafield.  She also stated that the unions’ demand for a pay increase would be paid out on 25 August 2016.  Workers are set to receive a 6.5% salary increment.  Included in the deal is the conversion of casual workers and permanent part-time employees, which will take place in August.  Yet, Sapo was set for a showdown on Friday with the Influential Information and Communication Union of SA (IICUSA) at the CCMA over the dismissal of 223 of the union’s members for staging a protest last month.

Read this report by Bonolo Selebano in full on page 4 of The New Age of 22 July 2016


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