Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Transportation / Storage
Warehousing And Support Activities For Transportation, Postal And Courier Activities
Postal And Courier Activities
53.2 - Other postal and courier activities

857 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
10 June 2013
Employment effect (start)
16 November 2014
Foreseen end date


Dutch courier delivery services company TNT Express is to cut 857 jobs (out of 3,000) in Italy. According to the company, the job cuts are part of the new world business plan "Deliver!" (see TNT –WO2013).

The trade unions reacted to the company’s decision requesting further discussion in order to defend the workforce.

Updated, 25/06/2014:

Following the strikes put in place by the trade unions, employees have been admitted to benefit special wages guarantee fund (the so-called CIG in deroga). The measure, initially planned up to 31 December 2013 has been renewed several times. Finally, the guarantee has been extended until 31 August 2014 and if a solution is not found by that date, the risk of layoffs may recur. Trade Unions, considering unsatisfactory a possible two-month renewal, are calling on the Government to find the financial resources needed to ensure the benefit until 2015.


  • 25 June 2014: Trasporto-Europa
  • 24 June 2014: Trasporti-Italia
  • 10 June 2013: Il Sole 24 Ore


Eurofound (2013), TNT Express, Internal restructuring in Italy, factsheet number 75515, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/75515.