EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Česká pošta

Česká pošta

Geographic Location

Country: Czech Republic


Sector: Transportation / storage
Transportation and storage
53 - Postal and courier activities
Number Employed: 30100

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 26-06-2019
Planned Job Reductions min: 7000
Planned Job Reductions max: 7000
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 01-01-2020
Foreseen End Date: 26-06-2025
Other Job Reduction Measures: 7000

Additional Information

Czech state-owned postal company Česká pošta intends to dismiss 7,000 employees within six years. The company is going to be divided into three separate units in order to increase its profitability and its contribution to the state and continue operating in 3,200 branches. At the same time, it promises to improve its services. Staff reduction will take the form of voluntary leave, retirement, and no replacement of vacancies. The company wants to keep the current volume of wages in the amount of CZK 13 billion (€510.78 million). This would make it possible to increase the average wages of the remaining employees by a quarter. Despite staff reductions, the volume of work will be reduced, because a number of jobs will be automated.

Trade unions do not agree with the staff reduction, claiming that the situation will lead to a deterioration of the offered services. Trade unions also argue that the company was mismanaged.