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Solidarity with DP-DHL postal workers - 'No!' to the race to the bottom in Germany.

  • About the campaign

    Deutsche Post -DHL is forcing postal workers in Germany to accept up to a 30% pay cut and physical segregation from their co-workers who have decent working conditions.

    The German global delivery multinational has targeted the most vulnerable of workers, those on short-term contracts. They have been promised full-time, permanent and secure employment if they accept a new agreement with “DHL Delivery’. They have been threatened with non-renewal of their contracts should they refuse to move.

    DP-DHL is circumventing the existing strong workplace agreement with Ver.di – the postal workers union –  and replacing it with much lower “race to the bottom” conditions via ‘DHL Delivery’, its newly created subsidiary.

    We have been informed that the reality for the postal workers that have moved to “DHL delivery” is grim;

    • They have been forced to work more for less.
    • They can’t make up their lower pay as overtime is now more difficult to access.
    • They are segregated from workers that benefit from conditions under the strong Ver.di agreement.
    • The two sets of workers are forbidden from helping each other.

    The postal workers fight back has been ongoing and has involved mass mobilisation with rolling strikes that commenced at the start of the year. Their union says

    "Business figures show the company is doing well. At the same time they want to grab from workers. We expect the company to produce a decent offer at the bargaining table soonest. " Andrea Kocsis, Ver.di Vice President

    Support from the global union family is needed now more than ever as actions intensify and talks fail once more. We call on you to join the fightback. See 1 Take action now above and back 140,000 postal workers in Germany and their families. See 2 to share this page online. Tag @DeutschePostDHL and @_Verdi use #verappeln

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Ray Dixon

758 Days Ago
I'm a proud MUA member and am discusted in the actions of this German postal service and give support to these workers in there struggle.
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Rossana Obreshkova

873 Days Ago
FTTUB extends solidarity? to German postal workers at DP-DHL and ver.di. No to the race to the bottom! Yes to equal and fair working conditions for everybody at DHL!
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sumit kumar

876 Days Ago
dhl manegment in india everyday try to the bad behavior with the workers and tell a lie
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sumit kumar

876 Days Ago
dhl manegment in india everyday try to the bad behavior with the workers and tell a lie
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Sam Dawson

877 Days Ago
Thousands rallied outside the DHL AGM today, supported by ITF and UNI and unions worldwide: t.co…
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Matt Draper

878 Days Ago
As the National Officer for Unite the union within the UK, Unite deplores the actions of DHL against our comrades in Verdi. We call upon DHL to rethink and change their intentions. Rest assured within Unite we will do whatever we can to support Verdi in this struggle.
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Matt Draper

878 Days Ago
As the National Officer for Unite the union within the UK, Unite deplores the actions of DHL against our comrades in Verdi. We call upon DHL to rethink and change their intentions. Rest assured within Unite we will do whatever we can to support Verdi in this struggle.
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Joshua S. Wilson

878 Days Ago
We the young transport workers under the banner of the ITF/Africa, we strongly condemn this act put forth by DP-DHL. Our petitions to you today are: 1. Workers are not commodities 2. We encourage you not to promote discrimination at the work place 3. Workers anticipate benefits 4. Better wages 5. Please allow the union to protect her members against this your unfair treatment that you wish to introduce.
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wilma clement

879 Days Ago
The Barbados Workers' Union are in solidarity with the German Postal Workers. We must all stand together to fight greed and the continuing attacks on workers' rights.
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