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Merger plans: Unequal wages to upset Postal employees

In the future, the employees of Post office LTD to work together with those of the low-cost subsidiary Delivery. Deutsche Post merged according to a report the package delivery. Employees and companies react angrily.

1. April the post group, according to information from the "world will unite" the package delivery, Delivery with the work of the German Post. In addition, the administrations will be deleted in ten locations completely and in the rest of the branches shortened. Consequently, hundreds of jobs. The Management of a site is to divide all the staff and the tours plan.

in the Future, the staff of two completely different working working and wage worlds right next to each other. In the classical Delivery service, the package earn offered significantly better. According to the House plan, you get an hourly wage of up to 20 Euro.

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trade unions call for wage alignment

The trade unions and employees react angrily. "This inequality will lead to resentment among the workforce," said Christina Dahlhaus, Federal Chairman of the Union made three key demands: that the "world". Dahlhaus calls for the approximation of the rates of Post AG.

Recently, the proceedings before the düsseldorf regional court had failed, in the case of the works Council of the Post and the trade unions on the merger negotiated the same wage for the same work.

Frank Appel, CEO of Deutsche Post AG, at the wheel of an electrically-powered package delivery vehicle

Although an agreement was not reached, Appel the program now. The "world"according to a report, the company stated that it is the "applicable rules" would be possible, in the package delivery, common establishments to set-up. Employees of Post AG fear a levelling down.

From the growth charm to gain brake

the Background of the announced austerity program by Frank Appel. The CEO wants to increase the profit of letter and parcel division to half a billion euros. The parcel business, Deutsche Post had grown in the past few years, especially thanks to the E-Commerce boom is strong - with rising costs. This is the Post causing problems. The former growth charm was brake to Profit.

in Order to cope with the increasing amount had to Appel to invest hundreds of millions of euros in the packet network, the equipment and vehicles. In addition, the personnel costs are rising, according to Appel, from year to year. The result: last year, the operating result fell in the second quarter by 60 percent, and the Bonn-based company had to announce a profit warning. Appel announced that in addition to higher prices for package shipping, and an increase in the letter postage a renovation. This is now in full swing - to the detriment of the employees.


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