New CLA for PostNL mail deliverers
Pay to rise by over 8% in 2022 and 2023
The Hague, the Netherlands, 30 May 2022 – Members of the Dutch trade unions Bond van Post Personeel (BVPP), CNV and FNV have approved the provisions of the agreement in principle on a new collective labour agreement (CLA) for nearly 16,500 mail deliverers. The trade unions and PostNL today signed off on the outcome and a new final CLA is now in place that provides a total pay rise of over 8% among other elements.
Pay rise and allowances
The agreement includes a structural pay rise of 4% effective 1 January 2022 and another 4% effective 1 January 2023, taking compensation for beginning postal workers above the legal minimum wage.
Other agreements concern allowances for bicycles, charging allowances for electric vehicles and travel expenses for commutes. In view of energy price trends, the charging allowance will be reviewed twice a year and adjusted where necessary.
Bob van Ierland, Director of Mail in the Netherlands, said: “We’re really happy to have reached this agreement with all of the trade unions involved in the negotiations. It’s a CLA that embodies appreciation for the important job our mail deliverers do, reflected in the pay rise and allowances. We’ve arrived at a CLA that is tailored to the postal market of the future but also matches the situation in a world of rising prices and tight labour markets – the effects of which we also feel keenly.”
Term of the new CLA
The collective labour agreement for PostNL’s mail deliverers runs from 1 October 2021 through to 31 December 2023 and applies to nearly 16,500 people.
We are PostNL, the mail and logistics solutions provider for all. With our mail and parcel deliverers who get everywhere, our 5,500 PostNL locations, 11.000 mail boxes and 517 automated parcel lockers, we are always nearby. We aim to be our customers’ favourite deliverer by making it as easy as possible for them to send and receive parcels and letters. Our over 35,000 people are right at the heart of society. On weekdays, we deliver an average 1.1 million parcels and 7.4 million letters across the Benelux region. Our focus is on quality for our customers, creating opportunities for our people and adding value for our stakeholders through growth, digitalisation and sustainability initiatives.
We optimise and support our physical networks by using smart digital solutions and launching new propositions that create value for our customers. We build long-lasting working relationships by acting as a good employer and client for everyone who works for and with us. To make our deliveries as sustainable as possible, we cover a lot of kilometres on foot or by bicycle or e-bike, provide innovative city logistics, use cleaner fuels, and use electric vans and light electric trucks. PostNL NV is a listed company with revenues of €3.1 billion in 2022, 61% of this derived from e-commerce. We provide deliveries of mail and parcels, logistics solutions for e-commerce, and cross-border solutions.