EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

La Poste

La Poste

Geographic Location

Country: France
Location of affected unit(s): all units


Sector: Transportation / storage
Transportation and storage
53.1 - Postal activities under universal service obligation
Number Employed: 236930

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 10-03-2011
Planned Job Reductions min: 11700
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 01-01-2010
Foreseen End Date: 31-12-2010
Other Job Reduction Measures: 11700

Additional Information

On March 10th, an assessment presented to the board of La Poste, the national postal service, showed a decrease of 11,700 employees for last year (2010). Even if La Poste has recruited 2,800 employees in the same year it was not enough to compensate for the numbers of departures due to retirement. In some areas of the service, one person in every four or five retired and were not replaced. La Poste has to deal with the structural decrease in traditional postal activities and expects a decrease in employees of 30% between 2009 and 2015. Unions denounced the rate of the decrease, with an average of 7,000 positions each year being lost from 2004 to 2008, 8,700 in 2009 and now 11,700 in 2010.