The industrial action by the Finnish Post and Logistics Union (PAU) may be extended to strikes tomorrow (Tuesday), which would mean delays of many days. The situation would be the worst in the Turku post center's area, because no incoming or outbound mail would be sorted there, and no mail already in the area would be delivered.
If a work stoppage begins on Tuesday, November 2, mail handling would stop in full in postal code areas with prefix 20-25 in Southwestern Finland. 1st class deliveries would reach their recipients only at the end of the week. At Posti shops, a possible strike would concern Turku, Raisio, and Kaarina on November 3.
No other work stoppage days have been notified in advance for this week. The next announced work stoppages would be for November 8-11.
The sorting backlog caused by the industrial action last week is still being cleared at the Helsinki post center. The large number of overnight deliveries in sorting (1st class letters, Express letters) will be delivered throughout Finland today, November 1. Clearing the backlog of other products will take several more days. This concerns magazines, bulk letters and advertisements in particular. All of these will be delivered to the recipients during this week. 2nd class letters will be delivered to the recipients in the early part of this week.
The overtime and extra work prohibition declared by the Finnish Post and Logistics Union (PAU) is still ongoing, causing nationwide delays to letter mail delivery. If the work stoppages announced for the first two weeks of November (November 2-11) commence, delivery times and clearing the backlog will be extended to several days.
The industrial action is based on the expiration of the collective labour agreement for the communication and logistics sector on October 15. The aim of the ongoing collective labor 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.
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