Swiss Post wants to save 42 million francs by cutting material costs and cutting jobs.
The postal service wants to cut its costs by ten percent and thus save a total of 42 million francs by 2025. A large portion of this should come from lower material costs. It is also expected that 110 full-time administrative support positions will be eliminated.
Planned job cuts should be implemented, if possible, through natural fluctuations, early retirement or staffing reductions, the Post Office announced on Tuesday. However, as a result of planned efficiency measures, a maximum of 69 terminations are still possible.
Specifically, it concerns the Finance, HR, ICT and CEO departments. The newspaper wrote that only jobs in support positions in the administration were affected. – There are no postal workers or employees in branches or sorting centers at risk of being laid off.
She said job cuts should be as socially acceptable as possible. There are also likely to be changes to the employment contracts of 114 employees. These are largely related to the workplace, as office space is clustered in the Bern area.
Employees from the affected jobs will now have the opportunity, as part of the consultation process, to make suggestions on how to avoid negative impacts on employees. The post office is in regular contact with its social partners, the Syndicom union and the Transfair Employees Association, the press release said.
Efficiency measures are driven by higher costs, lower consumer sentiment, fewer letters, and fewer deposits at the post office, according to the Post Office. The efforts made will contribute to providing a stable postal service with good financial resources and keep it competitive in a challenging economic environment.
The Post Office also said the savings target could be largely achieved by reducing material costs. This is achieved, for example, through greater coordination of IT systems.
Efficiency measures should be implemented from March 2024 and come into force in 2025 at the latest.