Mail Delivery Delays Expected as The Finnish Post and Logistics Union Goes on Strike
The Finnish Post and Logistics Union PAU’s board has decided to go on strike to combat the Finnish postal service Posti’s collective labor agreement shopping and the deteriorating of wages and working conditions.
The strike will begin in the handling and sorting jobs on Sunday, September 1, 2019, at 02:00 and will end on Wednesday, September 4, 2019, at 00.00.
According to Posti, the strike is likely to cause mail delivery delays across the country.
According to PAU, the strike does not prevent the delivering of mail related to the health and safety of citizens.
The union says in a statement that the strike has been arranged in response to the employers’ one-sided announcement to transfer the work to the Collective Agreement Concerning Delivery Personnel negotiated by Teollisuusliitto (Industrial Union) and Medialiitto (Finnmedia).
“The transfer causes employees, for example, pay cuts of 30 percent to 50 percent and numerous other reductions on work condition. The collective agreement has been made for early morning newspaper distribution and is not suitable for handling and sorting jobs,” the union says.