Illegal industrial action causes delays to mail delivery throughout Finland (updated on October 28 at 5:15 p.m.)


Mail delivery has been delayed throughout Finland due to illegal strikes by Itella's sorting and delivery staff. Because of the mail sorting hold-up, some shipments will be delivered to the recipients with a one-day delay, and some only at the beginning of next week.

The delays concern the following items in day delivery:

The following will be delivered as usual:

The delivery situation of daily mail varies by area and day, which is why it is not possible to provide any location-specific forecasts. Should the industrial action continue and expand, the shipment delivery time and clearing up the backlog will be extended to several days.

The illegal industrial action is the main reason for the delays. The employer finds the strikes to be illegal since no advance notice of this action has been given. In addition to the illegal strikes, delays have also been caused by an overtime and extra work prohibition declared by the Finnish Post and Logistics Union (PAU).

The industrial action is based on the collective labour agreement for the communication and logistics sector, which expired on October 15. The aim of the ongoing collective labour agreement negotiations is to reach a new agreement as soon as possible.

Additional information: Posti Customer Service for consumers at 0200 71000 (local call/mobile call rate) Mon-Fri 8 a.m. - 8 p.m., Sat 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. and for businesses at 0200 77000 (local call/mobile call rate) Mon-Fri 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Further information for the media: Itella MediaDesk, tel. +358 20 452 3366