Post offices back to normal

Work at post offices around the country is back to normal after the labour court forced Communication Workers Union to return to work last week.

Work at post offices around the country is back to normal after the labour court forced Communication Workers Union to return to work last week.

Members of CWU returned to work on Monday after the Johannesburg labour court granted the South African Post Office an urgent interdict to their 16 days strike. They were protesting against the "apartheid wage gap" in the post office.

Gauteng CWU secretary Moeketse Lepheane said the labour court had asked them to make a submission by Wednesday on why they should continue with the strike. "We have made the submission and we are waiting for the judgment on Friday."

Sapo confirmed that operations were back to normal countrywide.

Spokesperson Lungile Lose said: "All branches are open. Additional shifts were worked at the weekend and we hope to clear the backlog by Thursday."

Lose said customers who wanted to post time-sensitive items during this week might consider using the Speed Services courier option.

A post office employee at Witspos, Johannesburg, said though they were at work, they were on a go-slow. But Lepheane rubbished the claims, saying none of their members were on a go-slow.

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