PostNL: measures to limit impact of union action
The Hague, 21 November 2022 - PostNL takes measures to limit the impact of actions that FNV, a union, has announced. PostNL will take a number of operational measures to safeguard essential services, such as medical deliveries and mourning mail. Furthermore, PostNL has filed a petition at the court in The Hague for an injunction to stop strikes that could hamper essential services. Meanwhile, PostNL continues CLA negotiations with two unions, BVPP and CNV, this week.
Jeroen Veldstra, head of PostNLs CLA negotiations team, says: “It goes without saying that we recognise the right of a union to organise strikes. However, to strike during peak season could lead to disproportionate damage and risks. By choosing this moment to try to organise a strike, FNV attacks the interests of consumers, customers and PostNL employees, who it claims to represent. Therefore, PostNL has filed a petition at the court in The Hague for an injunction to prevent union action from disturbing essential services.
In December 2018 The Hague court ruled in favor of PostNL in comparable circumstances. At the time, the court stopped FNV to strike at PostNL for more than 15 minutes per day during the December holidays. This judgement prevented actions to disrupt mail and parcel delivery during peak season.
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