Salary and additional benefits
The final agreements include a structural salary increase of a total of 5.5% over two years, a performance-related bonus of 2% over 2020 and a non-recurring payment of 0.5% in December 2020. This is on top of the previously announced extra net payment of €250 in appreciation for working during the Covid-19 crisis. People in office-based roles will get a home working allowance of €45 net per month.
Employment in the parcels sector
Currently, 80% of PostNL parcel delivery workers have an employment contract and work for PostNL or for a third party. In order to ensure a level playing field and to prevent competition on terms of employment, the CLA parties will strive to make this - 80% of the deliverers working under a collective labour agreement - the standard for the entire parcels sector. In that context, the CLA parties also intend to make agreements for the reduction of heavy parcels (> 23 kg) in the sector and improve work conditions for delivery workers.
With approximately 40,000 employees, PostNL is one of the largest employers in The Netherlands. The CLA for PostNL applies to approximately 18,000 PostNL employees. The CLA for Saturday deliverers applies to over 300 employees in total. Postal deliverers have a separate CLA.
This is a translation of the Dutch press release. In case of any differences between the English and Dutch version, the Dutch version is leading. This press release contains inside information within the meaning of article 7(1) of the EU Market Abuse Regulation.
We are PostNL, the mail and logistics solutions provider for all. With our post and parcel deliverers that make it everywhere, our over 3,800 PostNL points and our 11,000 mailboxes – wherever you are, we’re always nearby. We aim to be our customers’ favourite deliverer by making it as easy as possible to send and receive parcels and letters. On weekdays, we deliver an average 900,000 parcels and 6.8 million letters across the Benelux region, and our 50,000 people are right at the heart of society. At PostNL, we aim to work as sustainably as we can, with lots of delivery kilometres done on foot and by bike, helped by our innovative city logistics and further electrification of our transport.
PostNL NV is a listed company with revenues of over €2.8 billion in 2019, 52% of which derives from e‑commerce. We provide mail and parcel delivery to our customers, logistics solutions for e-commerce and cross-border solutions.