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

239 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
23 June 2015
Employment effect (start)
5 August 2015
Foreseen end date
31 December 2015


The Italian division of Dutch courier company TNT Global Express has announced 239 redundancies. The company disclosed the decision in the context of a new activity plan, entailing the closure of branches and other restructuring measures to reduce costs. According to the sources, the company did not meet the business targets set for the past three years. The unions organised demonstrations and called for a strike. Unions remarked that the company is still implementing dismissals agreed in the last mobility procedure and complained about the lack of a development strategy.

Update, 05/08/2015: TNT reached an agreement with unions and public authorities on the redundancies. The company will lay off  up to 239 workers by means of incentivised voluntary redundancies (out of whom 16 have already accepted incentives and left the company). The agreement also provides for outplacement support and the activation of Wages Guarantee Fund for up to 639 workers, being temporarily suspended from work or having their working time reduced.


  • 24 June 2015: Trade unions - Press release
  • 25 June 2015: Trasporto Europa
  • 2 July 2015: Ansa
  • 5 August 2015: Trade union - press release


Eurofound (2015), TNT Global Express, Internal restructuring in Italy, factsheet number 84049, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/84049.