Wage increase talks between the South African Post office and the unions have deadlocked.
Unions met with the Post Office last week where they revised their demand from 12% to 10%. The company on the other hand says it can only afford 6%.
CEO of South African Post Office Mark Barnes says the talks are still continuing and he believes they will reach a consensus soon.
We always have to answer the question, can the business be able to sustain itself after this or we going too far to damage the business with the cost ratio that doesn't work.— Mark Barnes, SA Post Office CEO
I always adopt the economic rather than the political stance to this and that's the mandate as the CEO.— Mark Barnes, SA Post Office CEO
Barnes says they are a few branches that are closed but most branches are operational although service is a bit slow. He says he believes the strike will not affect the payments of grants in anyway.
To hear the rest of the conversation with Mark Barnes, listen below:
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