The offer has been discussed with the FNV trade union over the past period. These talks led to a negotiation result which FNV presented to the independent parcel deliverers last Sunday in three meetings. The independent parcel deliverers present at the meetings voted in favour of the offer in two meetings and against in a third meeting. On balance, the offer was not accepted by those present. Attendance was limited. PostNL believes that the negotiation result represents a good offer. In the coming time, PostNL will be discussing the matter with the independent parcel deliverers.
Yme Pasma: ‘By making this offer, PostNL is taking an important step towards a social and competitive delivery model. The offer is also groundbreaking in the parcels market. And it creates clarity for all our parcel deliverers.’
The most important part of the offer is that the independent parcel deliverer who has a full transport agreement with PostNL Parcels can choose between:
- Signing an employment contract with PostNL. This employment contract will: - not have a trial period - be for an indefinite period of time - be in conformity with all employment terms and conditions of the PostNL CLA.
- Remaining an independent parcel deliverer, while the remuneration will be increased by about 10%.
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 56,000 people. In 2014 our revenues reached almost € 4.3 billion.