The mail preparation activities that have, up to now, been carried out at the mentioned mail delivery locations will be transferred to a central mail preparation site in Utrecht. This central site will mainly make use of part-time sorting staff to prepare the mail for the delivery by mail deliverers.
Consumers will notice that they are receiving more mail on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday than on the other days. This move is in response to the fact that businesses prefer to have their mail delivered on these days. Domestic mail deposited in a public postbox or handed over at the post office will, as usual, be delivered the next day.
From work to work
Postal work will no longer be done the way it has been up to now by mailmen and women and Saturday delivery staff, and these positions will cease to exist. PostNL is making every effort to offer these employees a new job in the company or guide them to a new job outside the company. Since 2006, PostNL has operated an effective mobility (assisted reemployment) programme, which has guided over 6,000 employees from work to work. Employees can also make use of the Job Company, an initiative of Randstad / Tempo Team and PostNL aimed at offering redundant PostNL employees an income guarantee and the prospect of a permanent job elsewhere. The employee has the choice of which options to use. If the employment contract is terminated, the employee will receive severance pay based on the terms of the social plan agreed with the trade unions.
In the future, mail will only be delivered by part-time delivery staff. PostNL currently employs 17,000 mail deliverers across the Netherlands. These part-time employees pick up the mail they are to deliver, already fully sorted by street and house number, from a central location in the area and deliver this mail the same day.
We are PostNL. We are an essential link between the physical and the online world. We have the largest network for letters, parcels and e-commerce in the Benelux countries. Our combinations of smart networks and digital applications enable us to provide our clients with valuable solutions. We live in a world where digital applications play an increasingly large role in our daily lives. These services develop very rapidly. We put our resourcefulness to good use to constantly think up new ways to connect senders and receivers.
As the first listed postal company, we are an example to the rest of the world in automatic letter sorting. And our innovative parcels network is completely adapted to the wishes of web retailers. Outside the Netherlands, we are active in Germany, the United Kingdom, Italy, Belgium and Luxembourg. PostNL employs a total of approximately 59,000 people. In 2013 our revenues reached almost € 4.3 billion.