Friday, 19 August 2011
When the going gets tough…… essential services go on holiday
After this week’s rampage through Cape Town by the national Municipal union, more strikes loom as Telkom and the South African Post office have both received certificates to go ahead with industrial action and take their negotiations to the streets.
“In actual fact, we want to make a total shutdown and disruption of services," said Clyde Mervin, first vice-president of the Communications Workers Union.
So, while the phone-lines go silent and the Telkom support department goes not unusually ill-attended, 23,000 SAPO workers will down their envelopes for the sake of better wages as the trash keeps accumulating at our homes and in our offices.
It seems that the old motto of “Neither rain nor snow nor shine can stay these messengers about their duty” is equally true when it comes to shoving off for a week or two, and leaving the country’s communications in the lurch.
The jury is still out on whether Blackberry struck again by fanning the fires of Tuesday’s Adderley Street devastation as it did in London, but luckily, while the phone lines are going to be in a general tangle just as we experience an unprecedented snail mail fail, and while printing promotional flyers is not a good idea during these times of abundant litter; email and mobile services from an ESP such as GraphicMail are still here to make the world go round and keep you in contact - when all else has failed.
Original cartoon found here.
Posted by GraphicMail Marketing Team at 01:52