Left-wing MPs act on post office pay

Socialist and Labour party (PvdA) MPs have introduced an amendment to the
post office bill being discussed by parliament on Wednesday which says all delivery workers should be paid by the hour.

The measure is aimed at forcing Sandd and Selektmail, the two main competitors to TNT Post, to pay their staff a proper wage. Sandd and Selektmail delivery staff are currently paid a few cents for each item they deliver and do not get holiday or sick pay.
Last week, TNT Post said it would reduce its workforce by up to 11,000 because of increasing competition. The entire postal market is due to be opened up to competition next year.
Sandd and Selektmail have written to the cabinet warning that they will not be able to compete if they are forced to change the way they pay postal delivery workers.

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