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Why is this change necessary?

Posti is currently facing the greatest change of its history: consumer behavior has changed, digitalization is increasing, the volumes of paper mail have decreased at a growing rate and competition is becoming fiercer. The volume of Posti’s parcel delivery is growing; on the other hand, parcels and logistics already amount to over half of Posti’s net sales. Posti is looking for significant growth opportunities in parcels, eCommerce and logistics services.

Answers to the most frequently asked questions

There has been a public discussion regarding the internal reorganization of Posti’s Parcel & eCommerce. Incorrect or inaccurate information has been spread in the discussions. Below, we answer the most frequently asked questions.

Why must the collective agreement of parcel sorting be changed?

It is very unfortunate that we have to make changes that affect the personnel’s terms of employment. However, this change is necessary if we wish to secure jobs while also creating new types of jobs. We support the personnel in this change and significantly invest in minimizing the immediate effects that the amended terms of employment will have on personnel income.

Consumer behavior has changed significantly. eCommerce and parcel sorting is an extremely competitive market with many foreign players in addition to Finnish ones. The current change helps us respond to the rapidly changing needs of our customers and lets us serve our customers in a more flexible and agile manner.

How many employees will be affected by the change?

The change will affect the sorting operations of the Parcel & eCommerce business group, or approximately 700 people.

By how much will personnel salaries decrease?

We understand that the change is hard for many, and we are sorry for the effects it has on Posti employees. We support the personnel in this change and significantly invest in minimizing the immediate effects that the amended terms of employment will have on personnel income in two ways: using transition period support and planned compensation models.

You can affect your own income level with the efficiency and quality of your work. In practice, this means that the salary structure will be different from before. The salary consists of the salary table in accordance with the collective agreement. The planned compensation that will be paid in addition to the salary table will affect how high the total compensation will be.

What kinds of sums are we talking about in practice? How much less will an employee’s salary be?

We support the personnel in this change and significantly invest in minimizing the immediate effects that the amended terms of employment will have on personnel income in two ways: using transition period support and planned compensation models.

We cannot give any specific sums because the collective agreements are structurally very different. The difference in the salary tables is 20–25 percent, but the salary tables are not directly comparable. The salary consists of the salary table in accordance with the collective agreement. The planned compensation that will be paid in addition to the salary table will affect how high the total compensation will be.

Does the change affect traditional postal services?

In fall 2019, Posti will aim to find a market-based cost and collective agreement level in traditional postal services as well. The negotiations between the Finnish Post and Logistics Union PAU and Service Sector Employers PALTA will begin in early September.

Posti is currently using 11 different collective agreements for various operations. Early-morning delivery, transport and warehouse operations have already switched to each sector’s generally used collective agreements, which are best suited for the work in question.

Why has Posti previously changed the personnel’s terms of employment?

Posti is currently using 11 different collective agreements for various operations. Early-morning delivery, transport and warehouse operations have already switched to each sector’s generally used collective agreements, which are best suited for the work in question.

In early-morning delivery, competitiveness has also brought new customer contracts and work for Posti employees.

How will any potential strikes affect customers?

It is still too early to estimate what effects the potential strikes will have.

We have prepared for potential disruptions. If there are disruptions, we will do everything in our power to minimize the negative impact on our customers and ensure that such disruptions are short in duration.

What should customers do?

The situation does not require any action from the customer.

It is still too early to estimate what effects the potential strikes will have. We will do everything in our power to minimize the negative impact on our customers and ensure that such disruptions are short in duration.