Pau’s strikes cause delays to a small part of today’s deliveries – the situation is being continuously evaluated, estimates are becoming more precise

03.09.2019

 

The Finnish Post and Logistics Union PAU's illegal industrial actions are ongoing at Posti's sorting locations in Vantaa, Lieto, Seinäjoki, Jyväskylä, Lahti, Lappeenranta, Kuopio, Tampere and Oulu. Despite the strikes, the majority of post has been processed with special arrangements.

"We succeeded very well in sending items on their way during the night. During the day, we will receive more detailed information from the regions about how the items will be delivered from sorting to the delivery personnel and from there to mail recipients. According to our current estimate, most items will reach customers within the promised time. We will give more information on the situation towards the evening," says Jarmo Ainasoja, Head of Control Center at Posti.

Some advertisements that were delayed in yesterday's delivery will be delivered today, Tuesday. Also, a small number of letters and magazines were transferred from yesterday to today.

"Our exceptional arrangements may cause atypical tracking details for some items even if the item is being transported according to the promised schedule. There is also a small batch of items that have a 24-hour delay in their delivery speed. We apologize for any inconvenience caused to our customers," says Jarmo Ainasoja.

The strikes will not have any effect on the early-morning delivery of newspapers. Posti's service points are not part of the strike, either. Freight or warehousing services will not be affected by the industrial action.

PAU has announced that the strikes will continue

PAU has announced that strike action will also take place tomorrow, Wednesday. According to the current estimate, the strikes could, if carried out, complicate some deliveries in different parts of Finland.

"We will do everything in our power to minimize the negative impact on our customers and ensure that such interruptions are short in duration. We are monitoring the situation closely and will provide regular updates as the estimates become more precise," says Jarmo Ainasoja.

"Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that our services will not be interrupted or otherwise affected by this-the extent of the disruptions depends on how many employees participate in the strike," Jarmo Ainasoja continues.

The next update on the situation will be published on Tuesday, September 3, at approximately 4:30 p.m.