DPD Germany sees major regional industrial action

DPD Germany has apologised to clients and customers in North Rhine-Westphalia as drivers and logistics workers strike thanks to failed pay and conditions negotiations.

The strikes occurred on Friday in parcel centres at Duisburg, Erftstadt and Vlotho as well as their distribution centre in Unna and lasted 24 hours. According to DPD Germany, the strike had “direct impact on the Rhineland to the Lower Rhine region as well as the areas around East Westphalia-Lippe and South Westphalia. Among others, the towns of Bielefeld, Düsseldorf, Krefeld, Wesel, Cologne and Duisburg are affected.” Collections and deliveries were both affected.

Thanks to the geographical reach of the strike, the delivery firm said services in nine other towns and cities. The company said on its website, “In order to minimise the resulting delays throughout Germany, we have already taken measures to redirect some shipments to parcel centres that are not affected. We will reduce any backlogs as quickly as possible.”

Thanks to backlogs in deliveries and collections it may take a few days for parcel delivery and collection to return to normal.

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