Parcels in the universal service?  - Companies

Parcels in the universal service? – Companies

Petra De Sutter, the Minister of Public Enterprises, is also working on the drafting of a new postal law so that this delivery takes place fairly and in compliance with social legislation.

Parcel delivery is a hot topic, in particular because of the legal setbacks of certain players, including PostNL. Petra DeSutterthe Minister of Public Enterprises, is also working on the drafting of a new postal law so that this delivery takes place fairly and in compliance with social legislation.

With this in mind, the CGSP and CSC representatives of bpost proposed, during a committee hearing in the House, to include delivery of parcels in the universal service. Like mail, this would require companies wishing to ensure the “last mile” of parcels to apply for a license and therefore to meet certain specifications.

As these parcels are becoming more and more important in the work of postmen, bpost has just launched, with UCLouvain, a study on their physical and mental impact. About fifty postmen spread over the whole territory will wear equipment for a few weeks to measure the effort made on a daily basis.

Parcel delivery is a hot topic, in particular because of the legal setbacks of certain players, including PostNL. Petra De Sutter, the Minister of Public Enterprises, is also working on the drafting of a new postal law so that this delivery takes place fairly and in compliance with social legislation. With this in mind, the CGSP and CSC representatives of bpost proposed, during a committee hearing in the Chamber, to include the delivery of parcels in the universal service. Like mail, this would require companies wishing to ensure the “last mile” of parcels to apply for a license and therefore to meet certain specifications. As these parcels are becoming more and more important in the work of postmen, bpost has just launched, with UCLouvain, a study on their physical and mental impact. About fifty postmen spread over the whole territory will wear equipment for a few weeks to measure the effort made on a daily basis.

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