Problem with postal service?

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  1. Mc

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    I was just wondering if anyone else is having a problem with the postal service, mail delivery in paticular? Is there a strike or something I don't know about?
    I haven't had any mail in about 3 weeks and I normally get mail at least every second day. At first I thought it was just a delay due to the public holidays, but that wouldn't take 3 weeks.
    I live in Benoni.
     
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    A friend of mine is also waiting for a package to come down from JHB to Durban and he has been waiting two weeks for it now. He phoned to find out was is happening and i think the problem was coming from the JHB side of things.
     
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    well thats ur problem u live in Benoni :eek: don't know of any strike but my stuff from chinia took 2 months to arrive
     
  5. Mc

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    Its not that its the the stuff from china, its all the mail even bills.
     
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    mmm its government, so chances are there is chicken on special somewhere and they have used service vehicles to get there to buy and they have broken down due to lack of funds to repair or lack of funds to purchase petrol..

    :tt2:
     
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    I am also having a problem with my post, it is due to a strike but its only certain departments of the post office that's on strike and from what I understand it's mainly the east rand and certain parts of johburg that are worst affected.
     
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    Thanks good to know I'm not the only one.

    Wheres the chicken in mozabique.:p
     
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    Maybe all the workers are using the vehicles trying to find the Aquarium Expo sign to make some money. Seriously anyone find it yetAquariumExpo2012:)
     
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    There is a Post Office strike currently on in Gauteng (has been for the last month), not sure on the rest of the country. This has affected street deliveries mostly (only). Speed Services and the like have apparently not been affected.

    Apparently the postmen are mostly temporary workers and they want to be appointed in permanent positions.
     
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    We have been notified here in Midrand that there is a strike on and that post is even been destroyed. We have been advised not to post anything :(
     
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    The sad thing is that usually when there's a public service strike no-one can even tell the difference.
     
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    That what I was thinking its only this week that I actually started to think about it.

    I hope this isn't true of the parcels at the post office.:eek:

    This explains a lot, also shows how much I follow the news.
     
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    The local paper just arrived(obviously not delivered by the post office) and it says there is a postal strike to do with temporary employees wanting permanent positions.
    Hope they can sort this out soon.:(
     
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    Does anyone know if I can take an internatonal tracking number to the post office to fetch a parcel?
     
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    What I normally do is phone call centre 0860111502 give them tracking number and they will tell me if it has arrived in the country and then they would give me local tracking number
     
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    Thanks Warren I tried to call that number earlier and they said they are offline.
    I guess I will just have to wait.
     
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    Sometimes if that happens I then check the post office closest to my street address and I ask them if they have received any international parcels and if you have a helpful person working there they will check for you,
     
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    now this sooooo frikken true!:peroni:
     
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