PostBus is ready for a fresh start
Press release 13 June 2019
With its simplification under company law, PostBus completes the reorganization of the company. This move sees the implementation of a further measure announced by the Swiss Post Board of Directors in response to the PostBus affair. Thanks to the legal and organizational adjustments, PostBus is well prepared for the future.
With the entry of these changes under company law in the commercial register, PostBus is breaking up the holding structure that has been in place since 2016, which means that the reorganization of PostBus is now also legally complete. “Over the past nine months, we have completely restructured the entire PostBus organization, and without our passengers noticing any impact. I would like to thank all of my colleagues for this tremendous achievement, and I look forward to working with them to shape the future of PostBus,” says Christian Plüss, Head of PostBus.
Transition from regional organization to functional leadership
In the new organization, PostBus operates in the East, West, North, South and Central regions. The Executive Board at headquarters in Berne now runs the regions with a functional management approach, in which the tasks, competencies and responsibilities for operations, sales and marketing are clearly set out for each unit.
Impact on staff
The reorganization also involves changes in terms of human resources. The Executive Board, for example, has been replaced in full. When Christa Hostettler takes up office as Head of Sales on 1 July, the new management team will be complete. In addition, around 540 posts were redefined, of which 230 were advertised. The majority of the new roles have been filled by existing PostBus employees. For 20 employees, unfortunately, no suitable solution has yet been found. As part of the PostBus redundancy plan, they will receive comprehensive support in their search for a new position. No drivers or inspection staff are affected by the organizational changes.
Rehabilitation making progress
In June 2018, the Swiss Post Board of Directors announced various measures related to dealing with the PostBus affair. Together with the reimbursement of unlawfully received compensatory payments, the projected sale of CarPostal France to French company KEOLIS S.A. and the establishment of a compliance programme on subsidy law, these measures have now been largely implemented.