EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Sweden
Region: Skåne län; Sydsverige


Sector: Transportation / storage
Transportation and storage
49.1 - Passenger rail transport, interurban
Number Employed: 3230

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 12-06-2020
Planned Job Reductions min: 100
Planned Job Reductions max: 300
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 12-06-2020
Foreseen End Date: 31-12-2020

Additional Information

The passenger transport operator Arriva notified of redundancy and plans to dismiss up to 300 employees in Skåne due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The employees who now risk losing their jobs mainly work on the local trains operated by Arriva. 

According to the company, the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic significantly impacted the number of passengers, which decreased by 7-15%. The number of employees who will be dismissed might be reduced if the situation normalises and the volumes of passengers increase again.

The managers of the company explained that they are trying to find alternative solutions to dismissals, such as changes to the timetables or reassignments. 

Arriva is part of a large European passenger transport company with over 60,000 employees. The company is owned by Deutsche Bahn.