Social impact assessment in the postal sector after postal liberalisation. Changes and Developments of the social aspects in the postal sector 2009 - 2013

Translated title Social impact assessment in the postal sector after postal liberalisation. Changes and Developments of the social aspects in the postal sector 2009 - 2013
Description Since 2013 European postal markets are formally fully liberalised, meaning that no provider has a monopoly on delivering mail or providing any other postal service. With the abolishment of the last remaining monopolies a gradual process of liberalisation came to an end that had started with the adoption of the First European Postal Directive in 1997. At the onset of the liberalisation process the European Commission had not only expected better services for lower prices, but also employment growth in the postal sector. This project investigates the impact of post liberalisation on employment and working conditions in six countries: Austria, Belgium, Germany, Greece, Netherlands and Poland. By doing so it builds on earlier research carried out by some of the partners for the EC funded PIQUE project (Privatisation of Public Services and Impact on Quality, Employment and Productivity, 2006-2009).
Key project staff Christoph Hermann
Commissioned by Uni Global Union
Status completed
Duration 7/2013 - 12/2013
Documents FORBA Research Report 3/2013  PDF (418kB)