Internal restructuring
København og Frederiksberg kommuner;
Location of affected unit(s)
Transportation / Storage
Warehousing And Support Activities For Transportation, Postal And Courier Activities
Postal And Courier Activities
53.10 - Postal activities under universal service obligation

770 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
22 September 2016
Employment effect (start)
1 October 2016
Foreseen end date
31 March 2017


The Danish postal service company, Post Danmark, announced on 22 September 2016 that 770 jobs in the company will be cut due to the steady slow down of business in recent years. 250 postal workers, that have already received a dismissal notice, will leave within the next two months and 520 other employees will be made redundant by the end of March 2017. The redundancies encompass 450 employees within mail delivery and at sorting terminals and 70 employees in administration. Furthermore, in May 2016 the Danish Parliament agreed to cancel the duty of Post Danmark to deliver mail on a day-by-day basis and sanctioned an extension of the delivery time of a standard letter to up to five days.


  • 22 September 2016: Borsen.dk


Eurofound (2016), Post Danmark, Internal restructuring in Denmark, factsheet number 88778, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/88778.