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Posti stops delivery on Fridays during summer

Published : 21 May 2020, 01:28

Updated : 21 May 2020, 10:38

  DF Report

Photo Source: Posti by Vesa Kippola.

The national postal and logistic services operator Posti has decided to stop the delivery service on Friday during the summer due to a decrease in demand following the coronavirus outbreak, according to an official press release.

In April, mail volumes decreased by as much as approximately 20 per cent.

In addition, Posti is initiating cooperation negotiations on possible temporary layoffs concerning operations and administration personnel within the Postal Services business group and personnel within Posti Group administration.

Personnel in the Parcel & eCommerce business group are not within the scope of these cooperation negotiations.

The impact of the coronavirus pandemic is clear, especially in the postal volumes of businesses, public authorities and communities, which together account for approximately 96 per cent of mail delivered by Posti.

“Due to the coronavirus restrictions, operations in many service-sector businesses have been slowed down or interrupted altogether. As a result, these organisations are not sending paper invoices or advertisements to customers in the usual volumes. In April, the decrease in the volume of addressed letters accelerated to approximately 20 per cent, whereas in January–March, the decrease was 15 per cent year on year,” said Posti Group Senior Vice-President in charge of Postal Services Yrjö Eskola.