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The transformation of the postal industry affects the number of personnel

During the year, we had to make difficult decisions related to personnel and launch several cooperation negotiations.

In 2013, personnel reductions amounted to a total of 637 person-years. Out of this total, 380 person-years were reduced for reasons related to production and finance, and 20 person-years were reduced through voluntary resignations and pension plans. In addition, 237 person-years related to acquisitions were reduced.

Acting in a responsible and controlled manner is important to us. We are seeking solutions to the effects on employment in collaboration with personnel organizations.The ongoing transformation of the postal industry and the continually decreasing volumes require operational changes that may have effects on personnel in the future.

In Finland, we have made an agreement on change security with the Finnish Post and Logistics Union PAU. Change security will be applied to all of our personnel groups in accordance with the agreement. It will be implemented in conjunction with cooperation negotiations based on production-related and financial reasons.

As much as possible, we seek to reduce the number of redundancies through voluntary arrangements. If redundancies are implemented, the affected employees are entitled to a change security allowance equivalent to their salary during the period of notice. The change security allowance is paid at the end of the employment relationship.

At the beginning of 2014, we launched the Uusi polku (New Path) support program for our personnel. The program offers training and support for job seeking, retraining or starting a business. Through the program, we want to support employees in securing employment during the transformation of the postal industry. 




The average disability pension age at Itella in 2013 was 56.7 years, and the average pension age was 60.9 years.