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The collective agreement negotiations between Palta and PAU have been concluded and a new agreement has been reached. Industrial peace will be restored at Posti.

PAU’s strikes will end immediately and personnel return to work. All of Posti’s services will become available again, and Posti will be able to disassemble the congestion generated during the strike.

“We will restore our normal operations as soon as possible. We were able to take care of some of the deliveries during the strike, avoiding a bad congestion. All of our services are now back in use, and new mail can be sent,” says Jarmo Ainasoja, the head of exception management at Posti, in a statement.

According to the current estimate, most of the shipments delayed by the strike can be delivered by Christmas at the latest. A small number of shipments may be delayed until early January. The estimate will become clearer once the mail delivery work has commenced.

Delayed parcels and letters

According to Posti, parcel deliveries “went well despite the strike, and most parcels were delivered to customers according to the normal timetable, especially in the bigger cities.”

However, in some places, some parcel deliveries may be delayed by a week. Parcels have a tracking code.

The delivery of the letters, magazines and advertisements stored by Posti during the strike may be delayed by several days, even weeks. These items will be delivered to the recipients together with the shipments mailed after the strike.

Items stored during the strike will be processed by transport, sorting and delivery in an order that expedites the delivery of all shipments delayed by the strike as much as possible.

Christmas cards in red envelopes

Christmas cards and parcels can already be sent. Posti’s traditional red mailing envelope for sending Christmas cards has already been distributed to many homes. Red envelopes can be picked up free of charge from Posti’s service points. Some shops also have them with the Christmas cards.

Posti recommends getting ready to send international parcels and Christmas greetings. Christmas stamps are also already available for purchase. “Christmas is an important and traditional time to remember our friends and family. It is also the most important time of the year for us here at Posti. We are glad that approximately 3,000 seasonal employees are once again working with us in the run-up to Christmas. Altogether, there are roughly 20,000 of us serving our customers during the Christmas period,” Ainasoja says.