SA Post Office can’t pay staff full salaries

Jola

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Maybe they should just shut down, they are hopeless.
 

MickZA

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... wonder if they're going to have a promo on stamps to make up the shortfall - two for the price of one maybe :D
 

The_Unbeliever

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Did it to themselves
^ that. Absolutely.

It is a dinosaur, just let it go, it's just not worth in having it around anymore. Let couriers etc take up the slack.

I would've overhaul it totally from top to bottom, cutting out deadwood etc, but the unions won't have anything to do with that, and will try to "protect" their membaas...
 

Ho3n3r

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You see, this is what happens when you're too dumb to think things through.

- Go on strike for months, no mail/packages gets delivered.
- Customers getting gatvol of packages not getting delivered, uses alternative methods which are no more expensive than SAPO.
- Customers start getting used to stuff getting delivered on time. They forget about SAPO forever.
- SAPO get no money from anyone because nobody trusts them.

See how this works?

Now GTFO while I LMAO at your utter stupidity and lack of foresight. TIA but that doesn't work if you show a total disregard for your paying customers.
 

JimM

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They have a 'secret weapon' all retrenchment notices will be sent by SAPO! Job for life!!
 

MagicDude4Eva

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Considering the Bryanston post-office is closed the majority of the time and when it is open is completely understaffed and it will take between 5-15 minutes to fetch a parcel from the back, none of those should be paid a cent. The government should privatise all critical services and have employees reapply for their positions and then be remunerated on merit.

The big elephant in the room is still how government is going to afford the 10% increase of their government workers (along all the other promises they made as part of the electioneering).
 

Mila

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the strikers screwed up that is for sure but all that money that has been stolen didn't help either.

Fantastic job done by the ANC cadres and the unions.
 

grok

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Looks like the next 6 month strike is looming!
Post Office seeks to prevent strike in Jhb

Johannesburg - The South African Post Office (Sapo) said it is hoping to prevent a “planned strike” in Johannesburg on Thursday.

Approximately 1 000 Sapo workers, who are members of the Communication Workers Union (CWU), are expected to march to offices of the Post Office on October 29, the Public Protector and government legislature in Johannesburg.

CWU told Fin24 that it will march against problems at Sapo which include late salary payments and alleged mismanagement. Meanwhile, the union also wants the Public Protector to release a report on ghost workers and corruption at the Post Office.
Maybe we shouldn't laugh so hard, the last para of the article states..

This situation changed from last week when Sapo at first said that it could only pay 50% of staff salaries owing to financial challenges.
So they've actually improved LOL!
 
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