Enterprise Chamber declines objections of the Works Council PostNL

Today, the Enterprise Chamber of the Court of Amsterdam has pronounced its verdict in the case of the Production Works Council against the reorganisations announced by PostNL. The Enterprise Chamber has declined all requests by the Works Council in this case.

Important points in the verdict of the Enterprise Chamber are:
  • the size of the savings PostNL wants to achieve and the reorganisations linked to them are in proportion;
  • the proposal by the Works Council to keep open 150 delivery offices for several years is not an acceptable alternative;
  • PostNL, when considering all relevant considerations, has taken into account the interests of the employees concerned sufficiently.
Through this verdict, PostNL can continue the intended reorganisations. This means, amongst others, that PostNL will continue establishing central preparation locations and closing 300 delivery offices in a phased manner.
In case of discrepancies between the Dutch and English versions of this press release, the Dutch version will prevail.