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PostNL makes employment offer to independent parcel deliverers 13 July 2015

Ground-breaking approach creates clarity for all parcel deliverers

PostNL has made all independent parcel deliverers an offer to enter the Company's employ or as an entrepreneur. PostNL expects a financial impact from these measures between €15.0 million to €20.0 million annually.

By making this offer, PostNL is taking an important step towards a social and competitive delivery model. The offer is also ground-breaking in the parcels market and it creates clarity for all parcel deliverers.

The offer has been discussed with the FNV trade union. These talks led to a negotiation result which FNV presented to the independent parcel deliverers last Sunday in three meetings.

The independent parcel deliverers present at the meetings voted in favour of the offer in two meetings and against in a third meeting. On balance, the offer was not accepted by those present. Attendance was limited.

PostNL believes that the negotiation result represents a good offer. In the coming time, PostNL will be discussing the matter with the independent parcel deliverers.

The most important part of the offer is that the independent parcel deliverer who has a full transport agreement with PostNL Parcels can choose between two options.

The first is signing an employment contract with PostNL. This employment contract will not have a trial period, it will be for an indefinite period of time and it will be in conformity with all employment terms and conditions of the PostNL CLA.

The second option is remaining an independent parcel deliverer, while the remuneration will be increased by about 10.0%.

As a result of this offer there will be no difference in costs between independent parcel deliverers and PostNL employees.