TNT wants staff to agree to a 2.5 year pay freeze and to make their own payments into the company pension scheme, according to the postal group’s starting position for the latest round of pay talks.
Union Abvakabo describes the proposals as ‘dramatic’, saying the plans would cost workers hundreds of euros a year. Abvakabo wants a 3% rise per year.
TNT says the pay freeze is necessary to allow the company to compete with new players on the delivery market, which do not have proper salaried staff.
The company announced earlier this year that it plans to cut 6,500 jobs – a figure which could mount to 11,000 if workers do not agree to a slimmed-down pay and conditions package.
Negotiations on the new pay deal start on September 17.
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