PvdA wants to delay liberalisation of post

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6 December 2007, THE HAGUE – Coalition party Labour PvdA wants to postpone further liberalisation of the postal market, but coalition party Christian democrat CDA has still not taken a stand on the issue. This emerged on Thursday morning as trade unions demonstrated in front of Parliament for better employment conditions for postal delivery personnel.

6 December 2007

THE HAGUE – Coalition party Labour PvdA wants to postpone further liberalisation of the postal market, but coalition party Christian democrat CDA has still not taken a stand on the issue.
 
This emerged on Thursday morning as trade unions demonstrated in front of Parliament for better employment conditions for postal delivery personnel.

Earlier this year Parliament approved further liberalisation of the market as of 1 January 2008, but this target date was made dependent on the liberalisation of the postal market in other European countries.

Earlier this week it was announced that Germany wants to introduce a minimum wage for postal delivery personnel. TNT Post says this will bring about major changes to the situation in Germany.

PvdA MP Mei Li Vos is now urging that further liberalisation be postponed. Nicolien van Vroonhoven (CDA) does not want to take a stand until Economic Affairs state secretary Frank Heemskerk comes with a proposal.

Heemskerk did not make a statement during the demonstration on Thursday, but will discuss the matter with Parliament later in the day.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2007]

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