Overall, the Direct Mail Company (DCM) cut 20.5 full-time positions as of September 1, as the Post announced on Thursday. According to the announcement, the employees had distributed the free newspaper “Biel/Bienne”, among other things. In future, this will no longer appear twice a week and will be included with the large edition of the “Bieler Tagblatt” and the “Journal du Jura”. This eliminates the largest order in the region.
According to the announcement, the Post subsidiary Presto is responsible for the delivery of large runs. Swiss Post is looking for employment opportunities there for the employees concerned. The employees could make suggestions as part of a consultation process until the beginning of June on how the planned job cuts could be avoided, it said.