La Poste

Next day postal delivery goes digital in France

France — Link

Anyone wanting to send a simple letter will now be invited to write directly on the La Poste website for their document to then be printed and delivered the next day.

How France's postal service has failed to deliver on cutting CO2 emissions

France — Investigation

In its public utterances France's portal service La Poste makes great play of its “carbon neutrality”. Yet an analysis shows that over the last decade and a half the publicly-owned postal group has been emitting more and more carbon dioxide each year transporting letters and parcels. The reason for this is the operator's complete reliance on using the most polluting forms of transport – air and road – to carry the mail. Mediapart's environment correspondent Jade Lindgaard reports.

A discrimination too far: French overseas consumers pay double for postage


French citizens living overseas territories can pay between two and five times as much to send a parcel as their counterparts in metropolitan France. Now trade unions want to put an end to what they see as yet another “injustice” suffered by those who live in far-flung parts of France. Julien Sartre reports.

French post office bank manager faces sack despite robbery acquittal


Rédouane Ikil, the manager of a branch at France's postal bank, was accused of being involved in the robbery of two branches and spent three years on remand. Earlier this summer Ikil was acquitted of all charges but his long legal and personal nightmare is still not over: now his employers the French post office La Poste have begun proceedings to dismiss him. Michaël Hajdenberg reports.

Suicides, stress and strokes: the daily risks facing France's postal workers


In 2012 the French post office La Poste agreed to set up a commission to find ways to reduce work-related stress, illness and suicides following its abrupt change of status from state-run enterprise to a limited company funded by the public purse. But today unions and workplace health experts say that many of the group's 260,000 staff are still suffering from the pace of change caused by endless reorganisation. As Rachida El Azzouzi reports, management are now in talks with unions in a bid to solve the problem.

Economic crisis leaves French post office free of competition

France — Link

A weak economic situation and declining mail volumes have meant that no significant rivals have emerged for historic French operator La Poste.