In addition to tensions between casual labour and unionised workers of the South African Post Office, the communicative entity has also been marred with poor resource controls and unauthorised expenditure.
702's John Robbie heard some of the murky details from journalist at The Star, Lebogang Seale, who uncovered worrying details in a recent expose:
In the last 3 years, they've been running at a loss. Our Telecommunications and Postal Services Minister Siyabonga Cwele has been conspicuous in his absence. We are talking about a state entity that has lost R2,1 billion in just one financial year and all of that has to do with irregular awarding of tenders.— Journalist Lebogang Seale on the Post Office strike
Listen to the full conversation below:
To navigate some of the finer labour-related details of the strike that's continued for over a quarter of this year, check the comprehensive EWN Post Office page here
Meanwhile, the President of the Communication Workers Union (CWU) Clyde Mervin has engaged Cape Talk's Kieno Kammies on stalled talks between the unions, casual workers and government, while the strike enters it's tenth week: