The new bpost platform will be a “catastrophe” for the postal sector
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The new bpost platform will be a “catastrophe” for the postal sector

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The Bringer sharing platform that bpost is planning to launch next week will put delivery companies at risk, it has been said. On Sunday, the CSC-Transom Postes said it would be “the biggest catastrophe ever for the transport sector” in a press release. “After using fake freelancers, we now have ‘anyone can do anything for the lowest possible price’”, the Union said.

Through the Bringer system, anyone could transport and deliver packages for bpost, and be paid for it. The price would depend on the distance, weight, and size of the package, and what it contains. Bpost would get a small commission. The Bringer platform will be tested in the Antwerp region, and launched across Belgium if successful.

CSC-Transcom Postes thinks this new competition is “shocking”. It also criticized “the political world’s non-willingness to disband these new social dumping systems”. “Yet another large sector that employs thousands of low qualified people will suffer because the government has not taken responsibility again”, the Union said.

CSC-Transcom Postes will have an emergency internal meeting on Monday morning, to come up with a strategy. The Union wants quick negotiations to protect jobs at bpost and improve buying power for customers, at the risk of creating discontent. 

(Source: Belga)

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