The overtime and extra work ban by the PAU continues to cause delays to mail deliveries throughout Finland. Most deliveries will be carried out with a delay of a few days, but some items will have a longer delay. The overtime and extra work ban has expanded to strikes. Strike warnings have also been given for week 45 and 46. The aim of the ongoing collective labor agreement negotiations is to reach a new agreement as soon as possible.
Should the strikes commence next week, they are expected to affect the whole of Finland in one way or another. The situation will be further specified each day.
Notified strike schedules and possible impact in week 45:
Mainly the mail transported overnight to the area will be delayed on Tuesday, November 9 and will be delivered on November 10 at the earliest. Some parcels will probably be delivered on Tuesday, November 9. The situation will be further specified on November 9.
Mainly the mail transported overnight to the area will be delayed by at least one day, some items will probably be delivered on November 10. The situation will be further specified on November 9.
Some 2nd class deliveries sent to the area on Friday, November 5, will be delayed for delivery until Tuesday, November 9. All overnight deliveries sent on November 9 (1st class letters, parcels, publications) and double-overnight deliveries will be delayed by at least one day. The situation will be further specified on November 9 and 10.
Mail sent from the areas on November 11 will be delayed by at least one day. Overnight deliveries to the area (1st class letters, parcels, publications) will be delayed by at least one day. Some parcels will probably be delivered on November 11, at least in city centre areas. The situation will be further specified on November 10 and 11.
No overnight items (1st class letters, parcels and publications delivered in basic delivery) will be delivered on November 11. Parcel delivery will operate as usual in some locations in Southern Finland.
Thursday, November 11, has been notified as one of the strike days. Most magazines are published on said date. With the overtime ban valid, the backlog will not be cleared on Friday, November 12.
The delivery situation of daily mail varies by area and day, which is why it is not possible to provide any location-specific forecasts.
Regardless of the industrial action, the aim is to deliver the following items in the usual schedule through special arrangements:
In this way, it is possible to handle the items in mail sorting in the usual schedule. The special arrangements do not apply to regular letter deliveries (1st or 2nd class) submitted to letterboxes or postal outlets.
In addition, the following will be carried out as usual, since they are not included in the industrial action:
Posti shop services will be mainly provided according to the usual schedule.
The overtime and extra work ban is causing national delays in deliveries
The overtime and extra work ban declared by the Finnish Post and Logistics Union (PAU) is still ongoing and also causing some delays to deliveries throughout Finland.
The delays concern the following items in daytime delivery:
Further mail delivery communication will be provided on Monday, November 8, at 9 a.m.
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.
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