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‘Fair deal for TNT staff’ campaign launches

10 April 2006

Two international trade union organisations are today launching a campaign to ensure that TNT workers do not suffer when the company – the world’s fourth largest express parcels carrier – sells its logistics business.

Global Unions the ITF and UNI (Union Network International) are backing the 36,000 TNT workers affected in their plea to the company not to forget them. They want TNT to make compliance with their current negotiated pay, job security, and working and collective bargaining arrangements a condition of the sale to any new buyer.

The ‘Justice at TNT’ campaign will mobilise TNT employees worldwide to put their concerns to management. Its centrepiece is the website www.tntjustice.org, from where they will be able to send their messages of support.

Stuart Howard, ITF Assistant General Secretary, commented: “These 36,000 workers have helped put TNT virtually at the top of the hugely competitive logistics market.  They’re not asking for a share of the profits from the sale of the business – just that their lives and jobs aren’t forgotten when it happens.”

TNT management and potential buyers will be asked to commit to a ‘TNT guarantee of global workers’ rights’, which calls on them  to  share information on any proposed sale with workers, maintain job security, pay, conditions, retirement programmes, and union rights and representation.


The campaign is being run with the support of Labourstart (http://www.labourstart.org/ ) the international website on labour and union issues.

ENDS

For more information contact ITF press officer, Sam Dawson.
Direct line: + 44 (0)20 7940 9260.
Email: dawson_sam@itf.org.uk

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