Posts and Telecommuni-cations Ministry expects the postal workers` one day `sick note` campaign will not continue and mail delivery will be back to normal today.
Mail delivery, including business mails, was stalled yesterday due to the `sick note` campaign staged by the postal workers belonging to 15 postal unions.
`The workers say the management of the Postal Department is corrupt and they need immediate solutions for their problems. They request replacement of the present management by a better team.
The Ministry appointed a committee to look in to the problems of the postal services, but the workers say the committee was not courageous enough to investigate and eliminate the corrupt happenings in the Postal Department,` said Posts and Telecommunications Ministry sources.
The workers are also of the opinion that the authorities give priority to dealings with the private sector at the expense of maintaining the efficiency of the Postal Dept. It was said that there is a dearth of 1,100 workers in the postal service.
The sources added that Posts and Telecommunications Minister Rauf Hakeem has requested postal workers not to resort to strike action till he returns to Colombo and hold talks with them. The Minister is away from Colombo and is due on Wednesday.