TNT Post: collective mobility agreement applies to efficiency projects
TNT Post intends starting a number of new projects in 2008 to standardise the collection, preparation, and delivery of mail as far as possible. The intention is to work more efficiently and thus contribute to the annual savings targets that were already announced and are necessary to remain successful in the longer term within a declining but increasingly competitive postal market.
After coordinating with the trade unions and the Works Council, TNT Post has decided that the various “social instruments” should already take effect with regard to employees who are subject to these efficiency measures.
In anticipation of the new collective labour agreement, employees of TNT Post to whom these measures apply can make use of the provisions of the collective mobility agreement that has already been drawn up. This social plan comprises a wide range of measures making it possible to carry out the planned reduction in the number of employees in a socially responsible manner. The expectation is that the reduction can largely be achieved by means of natural attrition and voluntary redundancies.
The collective mobility agreement will only take effect at the point when a new and satisfactory collective labour agreement takes effect for the company. These negotiations are currently taking place with the unions.