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UNI Apro Post & Logistics

1 POSTAL NEWS No 71-2022

Formulated by UNI Apro Post and Logistics Sector

1.Women, greens and training: Poste's economic and social value is growing in a sustainable way. September 09, 2022.

2.USPS enters busy fall mail season with strong, steady service performance across all mail categories. September 08, 2022.

3.UPS hiring for the holiday rush holds steady above 100,000. September 07, 2022.

 4.Teamsters launch new Amazon Division. September 06, 2022.

5.PHLPost celebrates 60 years of Asian-Pacific Postal Union. September 05, 2022

1.Women, greens and training: Poste's economic and social value is growing in a sustainable way

Poste Italiane focuses on human capital, inclusion, gender equality and attention to the environment to increase its economic and social value.

Not just business: Poste Italiane focuses on human capital, inclusion and elimination of gender diversity to increase its economic and social value . But also through the push for green mobility to reduce CO2 emissions and protect the balance of the planet. Thus begins an in-depth study that Il Tempo dedicates to the 2024 Sustain & Innovate Plus Plan of the largest company in the country, the main employer in Italy, with over 120,000 employees.


People at the center

 People, Il Tempo recalls, are a fundamental resource and the company is perfectly aware of this, so much so that the "Enhancement of people" and "Diversity and inclusion" are two of the pillars of the group's growth strategy defined in the plan presented by CEO Matteo Del Fante. With the "24SI Plus" Business Plan, Poste Italiane aims to activate a process of change that adds value through the involvement of people to allow the full expression of everyone's potential through listening and trusting relationships, inclusive work environments and improving organizational functioning through participation and disintermediation.

Gender equality

 In particular, the plan aims to strengthen management systems for the professional development of women and to remove potential obstacles to gender equality, including those related to sexual orientation and the effects of gender-based violence. The company also guarantees equal treatment and condemns any form of discrimination, including gender andsexual orientation, writes Il Tempo citing the many initiatives promoted by Poste in these areas.

Female presence

 Today more than half of Poste Italiane's workforce is represented by women, 53%, with a female presence of 44.4% among the members of the board of directors, 46% among middle managers and executives and 59% among office managers postal. Poste Italiane's gender equality policies were rewarded with entry into the global Top 100 ranking on gender equality drawn up by Equileap , the world's leading organization in the processing of data and in-depth analyzes on gender equality in the corporate sphere.

Green fleet

 Then there is the environmental chapter. Poste Italiane distributes home-based services to citizens through the country's largest corporate fleet, explains the Roman daily. Today it is strongly committed to reducing the environmental impact linked to its activities with the aim of achieving carbon neutrality by 2030. Even becoming a zero-emission company is in fact one of the objectives of the four-year strategic plan that brings sustainability together innovation, at the heart of the corporate strategy with the aim of achieving responsible growth and accompanying Italy's sustainability path.

Source : https://tgposte.poste.it/2022/09/09/valore-economico-e-sociale-di-poste/

Note: The original article was written in Italian and the above article is an automatic translation

2.USPS enters busy fall mail season with strong, steady service performance across all mail categories September 08, 2022

WASHINGTON — The United States Postal Service reported new delivery performance metrics for the ninth week of the fiscal fourth quarter showing the average time for the Postal Service to deliver a mailpiece or package across the postal network was consistent at just 2.4 days. As the Postal Service heads into the busy fall mailing season, service performance remains strong and steady across all mail categories.

FY2022 fourth quarter service performance scores covering July 1 through Sept. 2 included: • First-Class Mail: 93.2 percent of First-Class Mail delivered on time against the USPS service standard, consistent with performance from the fiscal third quarter. • Marketing Mail: 94.6 percent of Marketing Mail delivered on time against the USPS service standard, consistent with performance from the fiscal third quarter. • Periodicals: 87.0 percent of Periodicals delivered on time against the USPS service standard, consistent with performance from the fiscal third quarter.

One of the goals of Delivering for America, the Postal Service’s 10-year plan for achieving financial sustainability and service excellence, is to meet or exceed 95 percent on-time service performance for all mail and shipping products once all elements of the plan are implemented. Service performance is defined by the Postal Service as the time it takes to deliver a mailpiece or package from its acceptance into our system through its delivery, as measured against published service standards.

The Postal Service generally receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations. Source: https://about.usps.com/newsroom/national-releases/2022/0908-usps-enters-busy-fallmail-season-with-strong-steady-service-performance

3.UPS hiring for the holiday rush holds steady above 100,000

September 07, 2022 NEW YORK – UPS plans to hire more than 100,000 workers to help handle the holiday rush this season, in line with hiring the previous two years.

 

Holiday season volumes usually start rising in October and remain high into January. While online shopping has slowed from the height of the pandemic, it's still well above historic norms. UPS said Wednesday that there will be job openings for full- and part-time seasonal positions, primarily package handlers, drivers and driver helpers. UPS promotes seasonal jobs as positions that can lead to year-round employment. In recent years, according to UPS, roughly 35% of people hired for seasonal package-handling jobs land permanent positions. Seasonal drivers with UPS start at $21 per hour, with tractor-trailer drivers making as much as $35 per hour. Package handler starting wages can range from $15 – $21 per hour. The company continues to streamline its job hiring process and most hires require only 25 minutes – from filling out of an online application to receiving an offer, according to Danelle McCusker Rees, the president of human relations at UPS. That's down five minutes from last year. Rees started at UPS as a seasonal worker. The job market remains just as competitive as it was last year, said Rees in an interview this week with The Associated Press. Employers added 315,000 jobs in August, about what economists had expected, down from an average 487,000 a month over the past year, according to a government report last week. The jobless rate reached 3.7%, its highest level since February. But it increased for a healthy reason: Hundreds of thousands of people went back to the job market, and some didn’t find work right away, which boosted the government’s count of unemployed people.

 Source : https://www.news4jax.com/business/2022/09/07/ups-to-hire-more-than-100000- workers-for-the-holidays

4.Teamsters launch new Amazon Division

1.2 Million-Member Union Forms National Program to Protect Logistics Workers (WASHINGTON) – The Teamsters Union on Tuesday formally launched its Amazon Division, a new arm of North America’s strongest union dedicated to uniting Amazon employees, securing more workplace protections in the warehouse and logistics industry, and defending workers from the unchecked exploitation of one of the world’s most dangerous employers. Teamsters General President Sean M. O’Brien announced Randy Korgan as director of the new Amazon Division. As Secretary-Treasurer and Principal Officer of Teamsters Local 1932, Korgan brings three decades of industry expertise and organizing leadership to the national program, which immediately establishes a sophisticated Teamster infrastructure of union officers, seasoned organizers, and volunteer coordinators across the U.S. and Canada. The Teamsters Union is home to 1.2 million workers, including 340,000 UPS employees, most of whom perform the same roles as Amazon workers. The wages, benefits, and retirement security of UPS Teamsters are protected by the union’s national master agreement, the single largest union contract in the world. “For 120 years, the Teamsters have proudly and ferociously protected transportation, logistics, and delivery workers, and we refuse to allow Amazon to continue to abuse and disrespect the more than one million Americans it employs,” O’Brien said. “The Teamsters are best positioned to coordinate and secure guaranteed protections for these workers, and Amazon knows it. Our new division affords a nationwide network of resources to all Amazon workers, behind the wheel of any truck or hard at work in any facility, to strategize with the union, mobilize in their communities, and succeed together.” As workers around the country continue to rise up and collectively demand better workplace standards, communities are increasingly rejecting Amazon’s lack of accountability and its overwhelming worker injury rate. In coordination with the Teamsters, passionate community partners have succeeded in limiting Amazon’s expansion on both coasts, as the corporate giant’s growth threatens good-paying jobs and environmental protections. Amazon employs one third of the warehouse workers in the U.S. but is responsible for half of all workplace injuries in the sector as its employees sustain serious injury at five times the national average. Injury rates at Amazon facilities are nearly 80 percent higher than all other employers in the warehousing industry. “For Teamsters, and the labor movement as a whole, Amazon poses an existential threat to the rights and standards that our members have fought for and won for over 100 years,” Korgan said. “The new Amazon Division is ready to create and support direct action by workers across the country to beat back this corporate threat 


to working people.” In addition to his longstanding partnership with community organizers and Teamster affiliates nationwide, Korgan offers exclusive insight into Amazon’s national expansion efforts. Local 1932 represents 14,000 Teamsters across Southern California and in San Bernardino, Amazon’s most consequential logistics hub in North America.

Source: https://teamster.org/2022/09/teamsters-launch-new-amazon-division/

5.PHLPost celebrates 60 years of Asian-Pacific Postal Union September 05, 2022

Postmaster General Norman N. Fulgencio of the Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) delivered his message as guest speaker in celebration of the 60th founding Anniversary of the Asian-Pacific Postal Union (APPU) held at Shangri-La Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand.