PostNL and trade unions reach final agreement for PostNL CLA

The Hague, 17 December 2014 – PostNL reached a final agreement for the PostNL CLA with the Abvakabo FNV, BVPP, CNV Publieke Zaak and VHP2 trade unions following consent from their members. PostNL sees the new CLA as a good balance between the trade unions’ demands and the need to maintain control of costs. In addition to pay rises in 2015 and the increase in personal contributions to the pension scheme, there are also agreements regarding adapting the scheme to new tax legislation. The new CLA will remain in effect from 1 January 2015 until 31 December 2015.

Pay rises and agreements regarding pensions

  • In 2015, employees will receive pay rises in three steps. This will comprise a 1 percent salary increase on 1 January 2015, followed by a 0.7 percent increase on 1 September 2015. Another final 0.7 percent increase will follow on 1 December 2015.
  • Conversely, personal contributions to the pension scheme will increase in two steps from 4 to 6 percent on the basis of a previous declaration of intent. In principle, personal contributions will not increase any further up to 2017. Press release 18 November 2014.
  • The accrual percentage for old-age pensions is being reduced to the new statutory maximum of 1.875%. Press release 18 November 2014.
  • PostNL is increasing the survivors’ pension from 60 to 63 percent of the old-age pension. Press release 18 November 2014.
This CLA applies to almost all staff in Parcels, Production, Commerce and the head office. Mail deliverers and Saturday deliverers have their own employment benefits.