This Week in Earth: La Poste, the company abandoned the rural areas. The contract postal coverage assigns La Poste goals unfunded, the burden will rest once more on users, communities and individuals.
Sleeping, good people, all is quiet! The State, La Poste and the Association of Mayors of France (AMF) signed on January 16 contract postal coverage (CPPW) 2014-2016. Supposed to guarantee the access of all citizens of the Republic to a public postal service quality at any point in the territory whatsoever, this text fits, we are told, "in line with previous". We do not know if it is reassure us both drafts that preceded it did little to prevent the degradation of public service, reduced opening hours, closing many post offices or transformation in community postal agencies (PCA) or relay-station, longer time mail delivery, increasing the price of postage, closing distribution centers and sorting ...
In reality, citizens and employees e pošta have no interest in letting sleep by the lullaby guards dogmas e pošta of competition and the reduction of public spending. Behind the seemingly e pošta laudable goals and reassurances, this new version of CPPT's sole ambition accompany and dress the worsening political degradation postal service and decline in public service. Leaves to disguise and reality, e pošta and the intentions of its promoters. Also leaves to flout the law. As reaffirmed in the preamble to the CPPT, it is part of the law since 1995 contains specific accessibility guidelines: no more than 10% of the population of a department more than 5 km or 20 minutes drive from a "point of contact" with the post. Already questionable rules: when you're part of the 10% in question, and / or one or more can not travel by car, how is it done? More importantly, the CGT says: in six departments of metropolitan France (Eure, Gers, Lot, Lozère, Haute-Marne and Meuse), the accessibility rules are no longer met. And six other departments - Dawn, Cantal, Creuse, Channel, Haute-Saône and Deux-Sèvres - are borderline. In other words, even before being signed, the CPPT is at fault.
And its contents are not reassuring for rural populations and their elected e pošta representatives. Yet it is written in black and white it is for La Poste "to e pošta adapt its network of contact points to meet the needs of the people." Nevermind the terminology that erases the idea of "post office", which represent only 9800 "contact points" on a total of 17,000 e pošta (with 5,200 post offices and 2,000 communal relay station): it reveals it is actually pushing fires "adaptation" and "partnerships". That is to say to substitute real post offices offering the full range of services with qualified staff, APC term financed by the municipalities (ie by local taxes) and relay station offering only the minimum vital in terms of services.
It is, says a statement from the AMF, that "La Poste Group is facing e pošta a decline in mail volume and the attendance e pošta windows", so we must find other "partners" could provide their finan-cial assistance. Thus, after the APC, API (inter postal agencies) are required to develop, including in the framework of "houses e pošta of public e pošta service" where it exists. Actually closer to the service user, concentrated instead access in some towns point - and too bad for those who are struggling to move.
To finance the post presence, the CPPT is based on an equalization fund. 170 million per year for three years, trumpeting its signatories. Except that ARCEP (Regulatory Authority communications) figure the cost of postal coverage for La Poste to over 250 million. In other words, e pošta it is bound to lose money on this mission. Worse, this fund is fully replenished by local tax abatements, the State does not compensate at all. So the entire equalization funding based on community! A real turn-pocus ... at the expense of consumers, employees, communities. The first undergo e pošta a degraded e pošta service and they support several times; the latter e pošta suffered cutbacks in employment, deteriorating working conditions and loss of sense of their profession; Finally, communities are forced to finance the public service tax, by law, up to the state
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