Proposals PostNL for new collective labour agreement set out in letter to trade unions
The Hague - PostNL welcomes this morning’s announcement that three out of four trade unions have decided to continue the negotiations for a new collective labour agreement (CLA). PostNL also calls on the fourth trade union, FNV, to participate in the negotiations, in the interest of the employees and the company, and to refrain from actions. The next appointment is scheduled for next Wednesday.
Today, PostNL sent its proposals for the new CLA in a letter (available in Dutch on our website) to all four participants (trade unions BVPP, FNV, CNV and VHP2), with a focus on four central themes:
- More people to be employed directly by PostNL
- More jobs and certainty
- As much job certainty as possible for employees
- Sustainable employability
Other topics are, among others, tailor-made labour conditions, the personal budget for individual choices, education and development, pensions, compensation for commuting, equal compensation for men and women and wage development.
Again, PostNL has called on FNV to refrain from actions that would impact clients. Discussions are ongoing, focused on issues that are important for our employees. The aim is to further strengthen the position of PostNL as the favorite deliverer in the Netherlands, as a social-responsible employer and as a company in good financial health. Our proposals match these aims and take into account the interests of all our stakeholders.
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.