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Latvian Postal Service denies waste of money on staff party

Transport Minister Kaspars Briškens (Progressives) has proposed a service inspection of an employee event at Latvian Postal Service, which cost the company nearly €180,000 at a time when the service plans to close 60% of post offices due to unprofitability, Latvian Television reported on February 4.

Minister Briškens said on social media that wastefulness is not permissible especially in circumstances when the Latvian Post intends to close departments.

Beāte Krauze-Čebotare, Chairwoman of the Board of Postal Service, meanwhile, said the event was held for all postal workers and emphasized the strong desire of employees for such an event.

“This event was held for funds saved on other projects during 2023 and, also speaking of the result of 2023 itself, the financial situation for the company is stable. We will also conclude 2023 with a profit that will be above the budget profit,” said the Chairwoman of the Latvian Post Office. Just a week earlier, Krauze-Čebotare said that the postal service is in a dire financial situation and could face insolvency in a couple of years.

The company is in the face of big changes and "the post currently has the best team ever", Krauze-Čebotare said. She replied in the negative when asked by Latvian television whether such a party does not send the wrong message to employees.

“Also in the context of departmental reorganisation, we have not talked about mass redundancies or people being made redundant. For anyone, someone who would theoretically have been affected by the planned changes that are currently on hold, we would have offered an alternative option, a retraining option, to stay in the postal service and not lose their jobs. Consequently, it is the motivation of these people that is all the more important,“ Krauze-Čebotare said.

At the event, which was held for the first time after a 16-year pause, one in three people employed in the post arrived.

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