Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
all units
Transportation / Storage
Warehousing And Support Activities For Transportation, Postal And Courier Activities
Postal And Courier Activities
53.1 - Postal activities under universal service obligation

11,700 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
10 March 2011
Employment effect (start)
1 January 2010
Foreseen end date
31 December 2010


On March 10th, an assessment presented to the board of La Poste, the national postal service, showed a decrease of 11,700 employees for last year (2010). Even if La Poste has recruited 2,800 employees in the same year it was not enough to compensate for the numbers of departures due to retirement. In some areas of the service, one person in every four or five retired and were not replaced. La Poste has to deal with the structural decrease in traditional postal activities and expects a decrease in employees of 30% between 2009 and 2015. Unions denounced the rate of the decrease, with an average of 7,000 positions each year being lost from 2004 to 2008, 8,700 in 2009 and now 11,700 in 2010.



Eurofound (2011), La Poste, Internal restructuring in France, factsheet number 71726, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/71726.