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

600 - 800 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
25 April 2012
Employment effect (start)
25 April 2012
Foreseen end date
31 December 2012


Österreichische Post, a large Austrian postal service provider which is majority state-owned, is to cut 600 to 800 of its 19,000 jobs in 2012. The step is reported to be caused by the need to reduce personnel costs.

Over 10,000 of the company's employees are tenured civil servants and thus enjoy de facto permanent status. For them, a redeployment process to join the police and ministries has started in 2009; so far, only 320 of them have accepted the offer.


  • 25 April 2012: Die Presse


Eurofound (2012), Österreichische Post, Internal restructuring in Austria, factsheet number 73597, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/73597.