The Hague court stops union actions at PostNL
Den Haag, 22 November 2022 - Today, the court of The Hague ruled that FNV, a union, has to call on its members not to participate in actions that do not comply with the conditions that PostNL had put in place to safeguard essential services such as medical deliveries and mourning mail and to ensure a safe work environment for employees. These conditions apply until 6 January 2023.
PostNL is pleased with this ruling. This week marks the start of the traditional peak season with Black Friday, to be followed by Sinterklaas en Christmas. PostNL will take additional operational measures to limit the impact of potential union actions as much as possible, so as to ensure that customers and consumers enjoy a wonderful festive season. In addition, PostNL will stay in close contact with customers in order to support them in delivering their mail and parcels in time to consumers.
Meanwhile, PostNL continues CLA negotiations with two unions, BVPP and CNV, this week. PostNL aims to reach labour agreements that are in line with the interests of employees and customers, that ensure that it remains an attractive employer and keep PostNL in a sound financial position in the long term.
We are PostNL, here for everyone, bringing it all together for 225 years. With an extensive network of nearly 5,800 PostNL points, 11,000 letterboxes, and over 900 automated, also open to various carriers, along with millions of users of the PostNL app, we're always close by. We aim to be everyone's favourite deliverer by making it as easy as possible to send and receive parcels and mail. With nearly 34,000 colleagues working with us, we are part of society. We offer a range of services, including mail and parcel delivery, logistic e-commerce solutions, and cross-border solutions. On an average weekday in the Benelux, we deliver 1.1 million parcels and 6.9 million letters. We are commitment to customer satisfaction, providing opportunities for our employees, and generating value for our stakeholders through growth, digitalisation, and sustainability.
We optimise and support our physical networks through the use of smart digital solutions and introduce new propositions that add value for our customers. And aim for sustainable employment relationships by being a good employer to all people working with and for us. We focus on sustainability, making many journeys on foot and by bicycle, increasingly using cleaner fuels and electric vehicles, and offering innovative city logistics. PostNL N.V. is a publicly traded company with a turnover of €3.2 billion in 2023, 62% of which e-commerce related.