PostNL and trade unions reach agreement in principle on collective labour agreement for mail deliverers
The Hague, 3 March 2020 - PostNL and the trade unions Bond van Post Personeel (BVPP), CNV Publieke Diensten and FNV have reached an agreement in principle on a new collective labour agreement for mail deliverers. The first two unions mentioned will positively present the agreement to their members, whereas FNV will submit the agreement neutrally to their members. This CLA applies to approximately 20,000 PostNL deliverers.
Duration and salary increase
The new collective labor agreement will apply retroactively from 1 October 2019 to 30 September 2021. During this period, the salaries of mail deliverers will be increased in 6 steps by a total of 6.5 percent.
Combination of postal networks PostNL and Sandd
Since 1 February 2020, approximately 4,000 Sandd mail deliverers are employed by PostNL. As a result, PostNL employs around 20,000 mail deliverers in total and the new collective labour agreement applies to all of them. The combination added approximately 30% extra mail volume to the PostNL mail network.
In the next few weeks, the trade unions will submit the agreement to their members. The outcome of the member consultations is expected by 20 March 2020.
This is a translation of the original press release in Dutch. In case of differences, the Dutch version shall prevail.
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.