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

1,000 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
10 February 2017
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
31 December 2017


A new restructuring in the Danish part of the Swedish-Danish postal service cooperation PostNord (called Post Danmark) means that another 1,000 employees will be dismissed during 2017. This was announced on 10 February 2017. Every year in recent years around 1,000 employees have been dismissed and other jobs have not been re-occupied. The deficit in PostNord in 2016 was around SEK 1 billion (€105 million) and it was mainly Post Danmark that pulled down the results. The redundancies will be due to a combination of fewer managers and employees in administration and operations, and a new production model. As it is today, packages and letter are delivered by two different postal carriers. From now on only one employee will perform both functions. The fast going digitalisation of the public sector services, a declining amount of letters being sent and increasing e-trade performed by other international actors are some of the factors that has caused the negative development in the Danish postal company.

Over the last years Post Danmark has reduced the workforce almost every year. In October 2016 Post Danmark dismissed 770 employees.


  • 10 February 2017: politiken.dk
  • 10 February 2017: Business.dk


Eurofound (2017), Post Danmark, Internal restructuring in Denmark, factsheet number 90248, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/90248.