PAU’s strikes will cause problems in mail delivery across the country—early-morning newspaper delivery, warehousing and freight services, as well as Posti's service points will serve customers as usual

07.11.2019

Service Sector Employers Palta and the Finnish Post and Logistics Union PAU continued the collective agreement negotiations on Thursday, November 7, led by the National Conciliator. As the negotiations did not lead to a solution, the strike announced by PAU will start on Monday. The negotiations will continue on November 13.

"According to PAU's announcement, the strike will begin on Monday, November 11 at 6:00 a.m. and continue until midnight on Sunday, November 24. The strike concerns some of Posti's services and will hinder the delivery of mail. The estimates regarding the effects will be clarified, and we will communicate them on a daily basis. We will do everything we can to minimize the effect of the strike as much as possible," says Jarmo Ainasoja, Head of Exception Management, Posti.

Current estimate of the effect of PAU strike

Based on the strike announcement made by PAU, Posti estimates that the delivery of printed materials (letters, magazines, advertisements) will be interrupted. In some cases, the delays could last for weeks. Parcel deliveries could also be delayed by several days. An XXS-size parcel will be delivered via Posti's letter process, so these deliveries may be delayed by weeks. The delivery of instructions regarding mail forwarding (change of address, mail delivery interruption, fixed-term forwarding) submitted using a paper form may be delayed. We would recommend submitting these instructions at www.posti.fi/yhteystietoni.

Early-morning newspaper deliveries and Posti service points will work as normal. The industrial action will not affect Posti's warehousing services, and we are not expecting it to cause notable delays in freight services.

PAU has excluded from the strike all work related to safety and health (including local and national delivery of food, foodstuff, groceries, pharmaceuticals and hospital products that are related to health and safety). "Posti expects PAU to fulfill its responsibility and help to ensure the normal delivery of these extremely important items," says Ainasoja.

The potential effects of the strike will be communicated on Posti's website. You can find the notifications at posti.fi from Monday, November 11 onwards. They will be published daily at around 12 noon and 6 p.m.

"We would like to thank our customers for their patience. We are very sorry about the uncertainty and disruptions caused by PAU. If the strike begins, we will do everything within our power to get deliveries to their recipients, even if a little late," concludes Jarmo Ainasoja.