Strike

Post Office strike suspended: CWU

The strike at the SA Post Office (Sapo) has been suspended, the Communication Workers Union announced on Tuesday. “Over the past weekend CWU engaged with workers through our regional and local leadership with workers in Sapo. After a number of considerations, an overwhelming number of workers resolved on suspending the[…]

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Two unions accept Post Office deal

A wage agreement has been reached with two of three recognised unions at the SA Post Office (Sapo), it said on Friday. The agreement would be effective from December 1, said Simo Lushaba, head of the intervention team appointed by Telecommunications and Postal Minister Siyabonga Cwele and Finance Minister Nhlanhla[…]

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Charities lament post office strike

The ongoing postal strike could cost charities millions in donations, the South African Institute of Fundraising said on Saturday. “The postal strike action over the past six months could mean a loss of R55 million to non-profit organisations delivering essential social services across the country,” said SAIF president Ann Brown[…]

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Illegal MyCiti bus strike over

The illegal strike by MyCiti bus drivers is over, the City of Cape Town said on Friday. “The City of Cape Town would like to inform commuters that the illegal strike by some of the drivers employed by Kidrogen, a MyCiTi vehicle operating company (VOC), is over,” the city said[…]

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City condemns MyCiti bus strike

The affects of the wildcat strike by MyCiti bus drivers have been felt by many who have opted for the faster more efficient way of travelling to work in and around the City. Not only are the commuters on the Atlantis and Dunoon route stranded but they have now been[…]

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CWU tables revised pay demand

The Communication Workers’ Union (CWU) has tabled a final revised wage demand to the SA Post Office (Sapo), the union said on Wednesday. “We have tabled what we view as our final counter-proposal and call on management of Sapo to respond positively and with the necessary speed if indeed they[…]

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Minister engaging striking post workers

Amid concerns from members of the public on the crippling postal workers strike, the Department of Telecommunications says it has had positive engagements with both the South African Post Office (SAPO) and Communications Workers Union (CWU). Employees of the SAPO are currently in the middle of a ten week long[…]

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No end to post office strike in sight

South Africans are being severely affected by the postal worker’s strike, with some patients complaining of not receiving chronic medication, companies not receiving important reports, and UNISA students struggling to post their assignments. According to the South African Post Office (SAPO) public relations officer Lungelo Lose, talks to solve the[…]

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Samwu to go on protected strike

Cape Town municipal workers plan to resume a strike next month, claiming managers have ignored their grievances, Samwu’s regional chair Jonathan Krakri said on Thursday. He said workers suspended a strike in May after mayor Patricia de Lille intervened, saying executive directors would meet SA Municipal Workers’ Union (Samwu) shopstewards[…]

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Striking soapie actors fired

Producers of television soapie Generations have fired 16 actors who had embarked on a strike, the SABC said on Monday. “MMSV Productions, following consultation with the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), have today terminated the contracts of the striking actors on the SABC1 soap drama, Generations,” spokesman Kaizer Kganyago said[…]

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