Postal strike impacts PMB

2014-10-09 00:00

THE on-going post office strike in Gauteng is impacting on residents in Pietermaritzburg.

Although KwaZulu-Natal is continuing to process its mail, the strike in Gauteng is affecting them.

Residents in Pietermaritzburg reported that they have not received street and post box mail for over a month now.

Lutheran Gardens resident Karl Lichstenberg said his bills aren’t coming through, which is causing a problem.

The Witness contacted at least three post office branches in the city, the managers of which told The Witness that no post is coming in from major centres like Johannesburg, Bloemfontein and Cape Town due to the strike.

Meanwhile, the University of Free State yesterday said they had already extended the deadline for admission applications for 2015. They extended the date from September 30 until October 10.

Asked if admissions were affected at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, a spokesperson referred The Witness to the Central Application Office (CAO), who had not responded to an e-mail inquiry by late yesterday.

Speaking for South African post office, Nobuhle Njapha said that mail processing is continuing uninterrupted in KZN. However, the postal service in KZN is affected by the strike in Gauteng, which delays the processing of mail to and from that province, she said.

She said post office management is continuing to talk to the labour unions to resolve the strike. The reasons for the strike centre on the appointment of casual workers in permanent positions. The post office maintains it can only implement this using a staggered approach for financial reasons.

“Customers who want to inquire about mail items are requested to send an e-mail to Customerservices@postoffice.co.za,” said Njapha.

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

 
/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
Traffic
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.