EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Hrvatske autoceste - HAC

Hrvatske autoceste - HAC

Geographic Location

Country: Croatia
Region: Grad Zagreb; Kontinentalna Hrvatska; Hrvatska
Location of affected unit(s): Zagreb


Sector: Administrative services
Administrative and support service activities
82.1 - Office administrative and support activities
Number Employed: 2800
Group: Hrvatske autoceste - HAC (Croatian Motorways)

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 07-05-2019
Planned Job Reductions min: 140
Planned Job Reductions max: 180
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 03-06-2019
Foreseen End Date: 31-12-2019
Direct Dismissals: 140

Additional Information

The Ministry of Transport and the Croatian Motorways Authority are going to dismiss staff from the state-owned company (Hrvatske autoceste – HAC). The HAC's business restructuring programme was recommended by Deloitte's consultants. Deloitte suggests the abolition of up to 40 of the 90 existing management posts within the HAC. In addition, they found that 140 positions in the company's administration are unnecessary. Therefore, various independent departments will be abolished or merged, while their heads will be appointed to lower positions.

The mentioned 140 administrative staff will be dismissed by the end of 2019 with severance payments averaging a gross amount of HRK 0.16 million (€21,500) per person, which is a significant payment for Croatian circumstances. The HAC states that this rationalisation will reduce the annual cost of more than HRK 25.5 million (€3.42 million). The restructuring programme got the support from the President of the company trade union Cestarski sindikat.