Posti has started to plan the expansion of the alternate-day delivery of printed postal items to the Pori area. According to the plan, the change would take effect in fall 2022.
The delivery days for day mail would alternate between postal code areas, which means that mail could be delivered on different days in neighboring districts. Printed mail would be delivered on weekdays in alternating two-week periods:
Morning newspapers would be delivered early in the morning on each day of the week, just like before. Universal service items (stamped items) would be delivered in accordance with the Postal Act. The alternate-day delivery does not apply to parcel deliveries.
In Finland, the regional alternate-day delivery is already in use in the Espoo and Kauniainen regions. In Helsinki and the Tampere region, the alternate-day delivery will begin on April 4, 2022. Similar delivery models are used in all Nordic countries. The reason for this is the radical decrease in the volume of printed mail.
Delivery renewal helps extend the lifecycle of printed mail
By renewing delivery, Posti can continue to offer traditional delivery services alongside digital services. As no single delivery model fits all senders, new models are being developed to meet different customer needs.
Precise route optimization also makes it possible to reduce the mileage, fuel costs and CO2 emissions. Posti is committed to achieving zero emissions by 2030.
“With good planning of delivery routes and our new delivery fleet, we can reduce carbon-dioxide emissions even more. We pay special attention to a driving method that reduces idling, for instance,” says Area Manager Timo Honkasalo.
Posti’s Change Unit will assist the personnel when work changes – career opportunities are available throughout the Posti Group
Posti’s Change Unit will provide personal support for career planning and seek suitable solutions within Posti together with the business and employees.
The cooperation negotiations concerning the planned alternate-day delivery in the Pori area will commence on April 11, 2022. The negotiations will last for at least six weeks.
“The needs for changes regarding our personnel will be specified in more detail during the cooperation negotiations. We have a need for our skilled personnel in postal work and also other open positions throughout the Group. We believe that work and workers will find each other during the negotiations,” says Timo Honkasalo.