A survey of TNT’s 23,000 postal workers shows that a majority is prepared to take a pay cut or lose other benefits in return for job security, the company said in a statement on Thursday.
In total 7,683 people replied to the survey questions and 74% said they would accept cuts in working conditions, TNT said.
Talks between unions and TNT management measures to head off redundancies broke down earlier this year after members rejected a deal to cut pay levels by up to 15%.
The company said in 2007 that thousands of jobs would go if wages were not cut.
The survey comes as the AD newspaper claims TNT is poised to sack 11,000 delivery workers and sorting staff over the next two years.
The paper says TNT Post boss Harry Koorstra will outline details of the cuts in a personal leaflet to staff later today.
TNT is facing increasing competition from new players such as Sandd and Selekt Mail, and expects a fall in volume of up to 6% this year.
New entrants to the market largely treat their delivery workers as freelancers, leading to much lower staffing costs.
The company employs some 60,000 people in the Netherlands, of whom around 23,000 deliver mail.
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