The minister responsible for public enterprises had asked Bpost to reconsider its decision to deliver only part of the parcels to homes.
Lhe minister responsible for public enterprises Petra De Sutter (Groen) wants bpost to reconsider its decision not to deliver some of the packages in the coming weeks, she said on Saturday after consultation with the company. “The measures are evaluated on a daily basis,” reacts bpost.
Bpost has asked consumers to collect certain packages themselves from a collection point due to a dramatic increase in online shopping.
“I understand the worried reactions that followed,” said the minister. “I consulted bpost and asked the company to look into this measure earlier this week following these legitimate concerns. “
Petra De Sutter nevertheless underlines the exceptional working circumstances of bpost. “Normally they deliver 270,000 packages, now it’s almost 600,000. They have already recruited 2,000 additional people. The employees work tirelessly. The company is looking for solutions to continue and we can be grateful. “
This measure “is assessed on a day-to-day basis,” says Veerle Van Mierlo, spokesperson for bpost. “We are looking for creative solutions to be able to get all packages and we will continue to do so. “
The spokesperson also highlights the large number of packages to be processed. “The minister also recognizes our efforts,” she notes.