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

250 - 500 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
6 March 2014
Employment effect (start)
6 March 2014
Foreseen end date
31 December 2014


Österreichische Post, the major state-owned postal service provider in Austria, is reducing its workforce by 250 to 500 jobs annually by cutting vacant positions. The measures are part of a general strategy to reduce costs in the company.

However, Christian trade unionists (FCG) fear that there are going to be greater job losses due to new letter sorting machines to be deployed until mid-2015. The Österreichische Post emphasised that there are no new strings of layoffs planned.

The ERM previously reported on restructurings at Österreichische Post in 2013, 2012 and 2010.


  • 6 March 2014: Die Presse


Eurofound (2014), Oesterreichische Post, Internal restructuring in Austria, factsheet number 76754, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/76754.