31.08.2016 - Letter processing in the Berne area to be streamlined
(sp) In future, Swiss Post intends to run only one operating unit for letter processing in its Berne area. This step is Swiss Post’s response to falling letter volumes and increasing cost pressure. Subject to the results of the consultation process, around 15 full-time equivalent positions may be lost. The company does not intend to make any staff redundant.
Swiss Post currently runs three operating units for letter processing in the Berne area: a Logistics Center for Letter Processing (LCLP) in Ostermundigen with 96 staff (69 full-time equivalents), a delivery office in Ostermundigen with 102 staff (87 full-time equivalents) and a delivery office in the city of Berne with 175 staff (154 full-time equivalents). Due to falling letter volumes and increasing cost pressure, Swiss Post plans to consolidate the locations. Firstly, work at the Ostermundigen LCLP is expected to be integrated into Härkingen letter center and Berne delivery office by mid-2018. Secondly, there are plans to reallocate the jobs in the Ostermundigen delivery office to existing operating units in the Berne area. This is expected to be complete by the end of November 2019.