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.
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.”
We are PostNL. For our clients, we are the link between the physical and the online world. We facilitate communications between people and companies. On average, we deliver 500,000 parcels and 10 million letters a day throughout all of the Netherlands. We offer more and more new services through combinations of smart networks, digital applications and the right communications channels. In doing so, we aim to make the daily lives of our customers easier.
As the first listed postal company, we have the largest and most modern network for letters, parcels and e-commerce in the Benelux countries. In addition, we also operate in Germany, the United Kingdom, and Italy. PostNL employs a total of approximately 56,000 people. In 2014 our revenues reached almost €4.3 billion.