PostNL makes an offer to all independent parcel deliverers

The Hague, 13 July 2015 - PostNL will be making all independent parcel deliverers an offer today to enter the company's employ or as an entrepreneur to earn more than at this moment. PostNL expects a financial impact from these measures between 15 to 20 million euros annually.

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:

  1. 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.
  2. Remaining an independent parcel deliverer, while the remuneration will be increased by about 10%.
As a result of this offer there will be no difference in costs between independent parcel deliverers and PostNL employees.