Final day of postmens strike
TNT postal workers are entering their last day of a three-day strike affecting sorting and delivery services. The postmen and mail sorters are protesting against the way a recent reorganisation, which includes forced redundancies, was carried out.
The strike began shortly before midnight on Tuesday. Workers are angry at TNT’s plans to axe some 11,000 jobs, including 2,800 forced redundancies. TNT management made an effort to head off the strike hours before it took effect by announcing that number of forced redundancies would be reduced to 2,800, instead of 3,100. Originally, management wanted to fire 4,800 workers.
The action is backed by the CNV and the FNV unions, but the BVPP - which represents some 5,000 of the 20,000 sorting office staff - decided not to join the action after management announced a further reduction in the number of job losses earlier this week. BVPP said it believes the job loss total cannot be cut further.
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