Last Mile Brief 23/01/2023: postal workers across Germany go on strike

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In today's Last Mile Brief, we bring you news on the postal worker strike in Germany, as well as Sameday Group's 2022 financial results. We also provide the lowdown on Allegro partnering with DHL, and Amazon being cited by OSHA.

Last Mile Brief 23/01/2023: postal workers across Germany go on strike
Photo: User:Stefan Kühn, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons

Today’s headline story: postal workers across Germany go on strike

Over 15,000 postal workers went on strike on Friday across Germany after negotiations over pay increases stalled.

Deutsche Post warned on Friday there would be “a delay of a few days” for the delivery of some 2.3m packages and 13m letters. It also added that there were regional variations in terms of participation, and therefore in the level of disruption.

The Deutsche Post DHL Group said 16,700 postal workers, approximately a third of the company’s total labour force, had taken part in the strike.

The strike is the result of stalled negotiations between the union and the logistics giant. Deadlocked in pay negotiations, Verdi is calling for a 15% increase for its members. However, Deutsche Post has stated the demand is unrealistic.

With almost 1.9m members, Verdi is Germany’s second-largest trade union by membership.


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