The Post Office aims to merge the A- and B-mail and wants to end the mail sorting at several terminals. The changes will likely make 560 employees redundant.
According to Dagbladet, the Post Office hope they will get their proposal approved in Stortnget before the summer. The effects of the plan will include the current ten terminals that sorts letters being cut down to three.
– The centralization is absolutely necessary to meet the decline in the number of letters sent. It has been halved since 1999.
The Post Office propose to end the letter sorting in the terminals in Bergen, Stavanger, Trondheim, Stokke, Evenes, Hamar and Molde in 2017. The terminal for Eastern Norway, Bodo and Tromsø will be continued, according to the proposal. The Post Office also wants to merge class mail and B-mail, and rather have two days set aside for to delivering both types of mail.
– The need for overnight delivery of letters is greatly reduced, because many are using digital services instead, Eckhoff says.
560 employees may lose their jobs if changes are implemented, Dagbladet writes.
Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today