Location of affected unit(s)
Transportation / Storage
Warehousing And Support Activities For Transportation, Postal And Courier Activities
Postal And Courier Activities
53 - Postal and courier activities

1,000 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
20 January 2005
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Deutsche Post is reported to be planning around 1,000 job cuts in connection with the merger between its express and parcel delivery services. The transaction involves the creation of a new division through the merger of DHL Worldwide Express with Deutsche Post Express.

Most redundant posts are those of courier service drivers. While settlement agreements have been signed for around half of the employees affected, transfers within the group are now sought for the remaining employees. A further option would be the transfer of drivers to subcontractors. However, it is reported by a company source, that, if efforts to find alternative employment fail, forced redundancies are not ruled out.


  • 20 January 2005: Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung


Eurofound (2005), Deutsche Post, Merger/Acquisition in Germany, factsheet number 61179, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/61179.