Post Danmark to slash paid lunch breaks

The postal company plans to save 157 million kroner annually

Digital mail has hurt Post Danmark (photo: iStock) Digital mail has hurt Post Danmark (photo: iStock)
February 10th, 2016 2:26 pm| by Lucie Rychla

Post Danmark is cutting paid lunch breaks for its employees as part of the company’s plan to save about 157 million kroner annually on expenses, reports TV2.

To compensate, employees, who are members of the HK Post & Kommunikation union will get 10 extra free days in 2016.

However, their special holiday allowance will be reduced from 1.5 to 1 percent of their monthly salary.

READ MORE: Post Danmark to lay off 135 employees

Fewer letters
In October, Post Danmark laid off 135 employees because Danes are sending significantly fewer letters and the company has been struggling financially in the past three years.

PostNord, the Swedish owner of Post Danmark, hopes cutbacks will help the postal company increase competitiveness.