PostNL and trade unions reach agreement in principle for mail deliverer CLA

The Hague, 18 December 2015 – PostNL and trade unions Bond van Post Personeel, FNV Publiek Belang and CNV Publieke Diensten have reached an agreement in principle regarding a new CLA for mail deliverers. The agreement includes provisions for pay increases and expense compensation. The CLA is valid for two years. It will go into effect retroactively as of 1 October 2015, and will remain effective until 30 September 2017.

Pay rise 

In 2016 and 2017, mail deliverer salaries in the first, second and third pay tiers will be increased by: 0.9% as of 1 January 2016, 0.5% as of 1 July 2016, 0.9% as of 1 January 2017 and 0.5% as of 1 July 2017. 

Expense allowance 

The expense allowance will now be based on the number of contract hours a mail deliverer works. The allowance varies from €70 to €105 per year and is paid out per month. Additionally, mail deliverers will be compensated for the use of their own smartphone at work. 

The trade unions will submit this agreement in principle to the mail deliverers who are member the coming weeks. The results of the member council meetings are expected at the end of January. 

Albert Rodenboog, Director of PostNL Production, explains: “This agreement in principle underlines our appreciation for the mail deliverers, who are our ambassadors on the street. Furthermore, this agreement meets the challenges of our company. Our letter mail volumes continue to decline and we have to control our costs.”