MPs criticise PostNL management for pay rises and bonuses

A majority of MPs on Wednesday criticised the decision by postal company PostNL to award senior staff pay rises and bonuses at a time when the workforce is being reduced and pension provisions cut.

Christian Democrat MP Ad Koppejan called the decision ‘shameful’ and urged junior economic affairs minister Henk Bleker to speak to the company about the move.
It emerged earlier this month that PostNL plans to increase executive pay rates. In addition, they will benefit from bonuses following the sale of TNT Express to UPS.
Bleker told MPs he had raised the issue with PostNL executives, saying the pay rises were not appropriate given the position the company is in. However, the minister said there is little more he can do, given PostNL is a private company.
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