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Employment Trends in the European Postal Sector

The European Commission has published an open call for proposals for a study entitled "Employment Trends in the European Postal Sector". The aim of the study is to assist the Commission in understanding the present and future employment trends in the European postal sector. T...

The European Commission has published an open call for proposals for a study entitled "Employment Trends in the European Postal Sector". The aim of the study is to assist the Commission in understanding the present and future employment trends in the European postal sector. The study should pinpoint the major factors having a fundamental impact on the evolution of the labour market of postal workers within the European Union. The study should permit an evaluation of the future evolution of the postal labour market and facilitate discussion on this issue within the Postal Joint Committee (European postal body comprising representatives of labour unions, employers organizations and the European Commission). It should, in addition, assess the potential impact of future policy measures within this sector. Specific tasks to be undertaken in this study include analysis of the following factors: - The impact of new technologies entailing increasing automatization within the postal sector, as well as those from neighbouring sectors, such as telecommunications, causing substitutional effects (for example, facsimile); - Future organizational changes in the postal sector, notably with regard to the privatization of postal administration; - Potential impact of the liberalization of certain market segments within the postal sector, particularly with regard to the possible liberalization of direct and cross-border mail services; - Impact of those changes on qualitative parameters of the labour market such as working conditions, payment schemes and fluctuation. Requests for tender documentation should be sent to: European Commission DG XIII Telecommunications, Information Market and Exploitation of Research Mr P. Picard 200 rue de la Loi (BU 9 5/176) B-1049 Brussels Tel. +32-2-2968342; Fax +32-2-2968393 Completed tenders should be sent to the same address.