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strike thumb medium85 85eNCA reported on Saturday that SA Post Office (Sapo) and Telkom workers belonging to three unions were on strike across the country.  

Members of the Communication Workers Union (CWU), the SA Communications Union (Sacu) and the Democratic Postal and Communications Union have embarked on a nationwide strike, demanding 12% salary increases from both entities and claiming that they have been fighting for a wage increase for a number of years.  The first day of the strike had a major impact on social grant beneficiaries, with the new payment distributor being the Post Office.  “We are looking at other measures to make sure the poor aren’t compromised because of the dispute we have with the employer,” said Aubrey Tshabalala of the CWU.  The unions will await Monday to see what both Telkom and the Post Office bring to the table before they continue with their nationwide strike.

  • Read this report in full at eNCA
  • Read too, CWU calls for government intervention in Post Office, Telkom workers’ strike, at EWN
  • And also, Telkom, Post Office workers down tools as wage negotiations deadlock, at SABC News

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