RW Johnson’s letter on the South African Post Office resonated with me (Mark Barnes should stick to job, June 25). I too wish he could spend every waking moment fixing the post office.
The Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services has met with the Universal Postal Union (UPU) to discuss ways to modernise the postal network to benefit from e-commerce.
Several Post Office’s in the Western Cape joined other branches all over South Africa on a spring-clean day on 31 August this year.
The Communication Workers Union (CWU) has suspended its crippling three-month strike at the SA Post Office. The union said it was not pleased with the latest wage offer from the post office. However, after two other unions signed a salary deal with the post office, the CWU it does not have a choice but to return to work for now.
Yesterday Cape Business News reported that some Western Cape Post Offices had been forced to close when landlords of the parastatal locked staff out because rentals had not been paid. The South African Post Office (SAPO) has since announced which branches have been affected, and warn that this may only be the beginning, as rentals across the region are still outstanding.
Four months into the South African Post Office (SAPO) strike and things seem to be going from bad to worse for Post Office customers as some of its Western Cape branches have been forced to close temporarily as rentals have not been paid.
The scary thing about the plan for a new minimum wage, is that all the decisions will be made by a government that does not understand how business works, says the Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
The Communications Workers Union (CWU) is expected to respond to the South African Post Office’s (SAPO’s) proposal to end the strike by the end of business today, as the strike enters its tenth week. However it does not look hopeful, as the CWU general secretary Aubrey Tshabalala said on Thursday that the proposed offer had already been rejected by members in five provinces.