EU sources -Privatisation of post brought deterioration of working conditions -January 02, 2014

A detailed study of the effects of market-opening of the postal services in Europe concludes that the balance sheet of post liberalisation is overwhelmingly negative. The privatisation has brought declining services and increasing prices. More important, postal sector workers have experienced liberalisation as massive deterioration of employment and working conditions based on five developments: a cut in employment numbers, an increase in atypical and precarious forms of employment, a reduction in wages, as well as an intensification of work and a fragmentation of industrial relations.

English: http://www.globalresearch.ca/deregulating-and-privatizing-postal-services ...  

 

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