Post office workers tired of low pay, no toilet paper, fixing own bikes

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The SA Post Office was put under administration in November last year after a protracted four-month illegal strike. Picture: Emile Hendricks/Foto24
The SA Post Office was put under administration in November last year after a protracted four-month illegal strike. Picture: Emile Hendricks/Foto24

Cape Town – South African Post Office (Sapo) workers marched in Cape Town on Thursday to demand improvements in the state-owned entity and to make it clear they were "gatvol" with their working conditions.

Around 200 people, aligned with the Communication Workers’ Union, took part in the march to the Grand Parade as part of a nationwide strike.

Provincial CWU chairperson Riedewaan Vermeuelen told News24 that staff had been waiting for salary increases for two years. Some had been casual workers for 22 years, without benefits.

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