26 July 2011 at 20:00 CET – Today, the Enterprise Chamber of the Court of Amsterdam has pronounced its verdict in the case of the Production Works Council against the reorganisations announced by PostNL. The Enterprise Chamber has declined all requests by the Works Council in this case.
Important points in the verdict of the Enterprise Chamber are:
- the size of the savings PostNL wants to achieve and the reorganisations linked to them are in proportion;
- the proposal by the Works Council to keep open 150 delivery offices for several years is not an acceptable alternative;
- PostNL, when considering all relevant considerations, has taken into account the interests of the employees concerned sufficiently.
Through this verdict, PostNL can continue the intended reorganisations. This means, amongst others, that PostNL will continue establishing central preparation locations and closing 300 delivery offices in a phased manner.
In case of discrepancies between the Dutch and English versions of this press release, the Dutch version will prevail.
Annually PostNL processes 8.8 billion addressed postal items (including 100 million parcels) and delivers to more than 88 million addresses in the Benelux, Germany, the UK and Italy. PostNL’s main business is mail, parcels and e-commerce. The company also provides services in the area of data and document management, direct marketing and fulfilment. PostNL employs some 77,000 people. In 2010 the company generated a turnover of nearly 4.3 billion euros. More information about PostNL can be found on its website www.postnl.com.