PostNL to ask court in The Hague to stop strikes in December
The Hague - PostNL will file a petition at the court in The Hague for an injunction to stop FNV, a union, to organise strikes that could hamper service in peak season. PostNL has chosen this legal course of action to protect clients, consumers and employees from any negative impact in the Holiday season, which is the busiest moment of the year.
Strikes in the peak season could lead to disproportionate damage and risks. Therefore, PostNL will file a petition at the court in The Hague for an injunction to prevent union action from taking place in the next three weeks.
Everyone counts on PostNL to deliver Christmas cards and presents in time. Each day, PostNL delivers millions of letters, Christmas cards and parcels all across the country. Preparations for this peak season have started months ago. By choosing this moment to try to organise a strike, FNV attacks the interests of our clients, the company and its employees, who it claims to represent.
The three other unions at the table in the PostNL CLA negotiations are of the opinion that the FNV actions are premature, as negotiations have only just begun. Discussions with all four unions , including FNV, have resumed today, are progressing well, and will continue tomorrow. Also in that light, PostNL is of the view that the FNV actions should be stopped.
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.