Thursday , September 29 2022

"We must always go faster!": Employee BPost condemns "profitability race" (video)


BPost workers have been killed since last night. They condemn unsustainable working conditions. Employees of the company are credited to RTL INFO 19h. The one who has been working for 18 years, describes an inferior tempo.

The one whom we will call Lou decided to testify about a hidden face and a modified voice. According to her, most employees are afraid of losing their job if they speak.

"Whether it's a distribution or a collection, we always have to speed up the pace, it must always go faster. For example, in the collection, agents need to be speeded up in time with their customers, if there is speed, of course, he must pay "Lou explains. According to her, staff also has to deal with growing workload. She accuses the "race in profitability becoming unbearable".

"With GeoRoute, the tour has almost doubled in size, so imagine how much weight it was before the postman distributed everything from mail to mail. From the famous Georoute, we had a much longer bypass, so the surplus We have more kilometers to do "she explains.

"It's hell!"

Before adding: "We have the same time to deliver a package of clothes, which will last for two seconds and it will not be too difficult, just to deliver a microwave or bicycle".

When employees are unable to secure their day, they would not be replaced, according to the interlocutor. "There are services where the officer is ill for X or I. And then his colleagues who touch his ring and who will have additional effect. It is often the case. At that time, there are overtime works that are not respected, always postage because there are problems with this It must always be constantly on the payroll. It's hell "Lou says.

Depression, illness, abandonment … According to workers, the company goes far in the race for profitability.

Strike at Bpost has already begun

Therefore, at 2200 hours, strikes were set up in bottling centers around the country. The action, as a union joint front, will last 24 hours and will be accompanied by other movements within the postal company.

For its part, trade unions and the leadership of the battalion will continue negotiations on Thursday. The management hopes to reach a final agreement "in the next few days", in order for the service to continue normally. "We realize that there is concern in the company and we want to pay attention, but the impact of the strike is important for our customers and citizens"said Koen Van Gerven, executive director. "It is therefore necessary to continue negotiations on achieving good agreement for all partners, an agreement that is positive for our employees and our clients."

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