Herna Verhagen, PostNL CEO: “Over the next few years, we will continue to adapt our company to declining post volumes, so reorganisations will unfortunately be unavoidable. We will do our utmost to help our employees move from one job to another, either within PostNL or elsewhere. Together with the trade unions, we have chosen for a custom-tailored approach, in which employees can make choices that better suit their own individual situations. The agreements made will offer our employees and our company a perspective on the future.”
The most important agreements in the agreement in principle are:
Coaching by Mobility
In order to have a good chance of finding another job, PostNL employees can utilise the coaching provided by Mobility, the employment mobility programme offered by PostNL. Employees who become redundant can choose for a more intensive coaching from one job to another.
PostNL and the trade unions have agreed to a phased model that offers employees a range of choices. Employees who decide to resign quickly will receive a higher compensation amount, which can equal up to five months’ extra income compared to employees who resign later. Employees who are made redundant, will receive at least the legally required transition compensation.
A ‘menu’ has been compiled for employees who are eligible for a pension (aged 60+), which offers them extra options for early retirement. Management will determine when these options will be made available to a particular group of employees, and for how long.
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.