Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
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

520 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
13 December 2016
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Courier company DHL is reported to have started a consultation with employees over proposed job losses and site closures. Sites at Aberdeen, Bellshill, Newcastle, Warrington, Wakefield, Coalville, Norwich, Andover, Bristol and Exeter are earmarked for closure with 520 jobs affected by the proposals. DHL argues that falling workloads have left the company with no choice other than to consider staffing levels. The GMB union condemned the company's strategy and suggested that the loss of customer confidence was directly attributable to managerial decisions. The final numbers and time frame for job losses will follow the conclusion of the consultation period.


  • 13 December 2016: Daily Record


Eurofound (2016), DHL, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 89713, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/89713.