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strike thumb medium85 85Pretoria News reports that the shutdown due to strike action of the Tshwane Mail Centre has resulted in major consequences for mail delivery in and beyond the city.  

The Tshwane centre is the third largest mail sorting centre in the southern hemisphere after Witspos in Joburg and Cape Mail in Cape Town.  It serves as the distribution centre for the Tshwane region, as well as the North West, Limpopo and Mpumalanga.  As employees continued their picket for wage increases, Kodisang Bokaba, speaking outside the sorting head office on behalf of unions and workers, said the whole service had started to unravel.  “From the Mail Centre here, the mail is not being transported to various places such as provinces north, west and east of Tshwane.  The longer the strike continues, the more dire the consequences,” he pointed out.  Workers at the Tshwane Mail Centre joined thousands of workers at Sapo and Telkom last week when they downed tools on 6 July to demand better pay.  They are seeking a 12% wage increase, but the Post Office insists it can only afford 6%.  Also at issue are housing allowances, pension and medical aid subsidies and loan deals.

  • Read this report by Matlhatsi Dibakwane in full at Pretoria News
  • Read too, Post Office, Telkom workers to continue picketing on Wednesday for salary increases, at EWN

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