Headwinds for La Poste. The CGT-FAPT and SUD-PTT call on postal workers to strike and mobilize on May 18 to demand a “salary increase” and “an end to job cuts and office closures”, we learned Friday May 7 with the two unions. “The non-recognition of the work of postal workers by the abolition of profit-sharing and the freezing of salaries, the pressure put on leave, the cascading reorganizations (…) have nourished a strong feeling of social injustice”, explains the CGT-FAPT in a press release.
“The postal workers demand above all the means to do their job well to ensure a quality public postal service, stable and qualified jobs, more recognition through salaries as well as taking into account their qualifications, rights and guarantees of high level and more democracy in the company “, adds the first union of La Poste. In many services (mail, network, financial centers …), “local struggles multiply” to challenge the “inadmissible social policy of La Poste” and its “strategic plan”, indicates the CGT.
This plan, denounces the union, “accelerates the abolition of post offices or services, casualization with transfers of activities to subcontracting or to subsidiaries, uberization (URBY and Stuart), the generalization of CDI temporary workers who are fixed-term contracts of 36 months, the increase and the development of the services in a commercial concern “. On its website, SUD-PTT (3rd union) also called a strike on the same day, with a “demonstration and a rally” planned in Paris in front of the headquarters of La Poste. The union calls for a “salary increase of 300 euros”, “the end of restructuring” and a “massive hiring plan”.
In several departments, this call is relayed locally by inter-union organizations including FO, CFDT and Unsa. The Covid-19 pandemic had a negative impact of 2.3 billion euros, according to La Poste. But this was more than offset by the recognition of CNP Assurances shares, of which the group took control on March 4 and which contributed 3.6 billion euros to net income. For 2020, La Poste posted a net profit of 2.1 billion euros, against 822 million in 2019.
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