Second union rejects TNT post pay cut

Members of the second-biggest postal workers union, the BVPP, have rejected a new pay deal which would have led to a cut in pay in return for job security, Nos tv reports on Tuesday.

The CNV-affiliated postal workers union has already come out against the plan.
The pay deal would give delivery staff a three-year job guarantee in return for pay cuts of up to 15%. Some workers would get a top up depending on their length of service.
The wage cuts are part of TNT’s strategic plan to cut costs. The company is facing increasing competition from email and other delivery firms which pay their staff as freelancers. The entire Dutch postal market has been open to competition since April 1.
The biggest postal workers’ union Abvakabo still has to vote on the deal.

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