PostNL and trade unions sign new collective labour agreements

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The Hague, the Netherlands, 26 January 2023 – Yesterday, PostNL and trade unions BVPP and CNV formally signed new collective labour agreements (CLA) for PostNL and Saturday deliverers. With this, a new collective labour agreement has been finalized for a total of around 18,000 PostNL employees. The agreements include, among others, a total wage increase of up to 9.5%, and an extra, one-off gross payment of 1.5% of annual salary (in February 2023).

Jeroen Veldstra, Chief HR Officer at PostNL: “We are very pleased that together with CNV and BVPP, we can provide clarity to more than 18,000 colleagues. These agreements help colleagues in difficult times, while at the same time ensuring that PostNL remains financially healthy in the long term.”

Wages, additional payments and pension contributions remain unchanged

Besides a structural wage rise and an extra, one-off gross payment of 1.5% of annual salary, agreements were made on a range of other issues such as commuting allowance and extension and expansion of several schemes on sustainable employability. Pension contributions paid by employees will remain unchanged for the duration of this CLA.

The new CLAs will run for 24 months, starting on 1 April 2022 and ending on 31 March 2024.

Read the full texts of the new collective labour agreements here and here.