Internal restructuring
Nord Ovest; Lombardia;
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

1,000 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
11 July 2012
Employment effect (start)
1 October 2012
Foreseen end date


Poste Italiane, the Italian postal services provider, has announced the closure of 83 branches in Lombardy, with the consequent loss of 1,000 jobs.

According to the trade unions the restructuring plan will be implemented in all the country, with around 10,000 jobs being cut. The company has not yet announced the number of jobs to be cut at national level yet.

In Italy Poste Italiane has around 147,000 employees and around 14,000 branches; in Lombardy it employs around 21,000 people and around 2,000 branches.

The timeline for the restructuring is yet to be announced. 


  • 12 July 2012: L'Eco di Bergamo
  • 23 September 2012: Il corriere della sera


Eurofound (2012), Poste Italiane, Internal restructuring in Italy, factsheet number 74176, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/74176.