EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Kompania Węglowa

Kompania Węglowa

Geographic Location

Country: Poland
Region: Centralny slaski; Slaskie; Poludniowy


Sector: Mining / quarrying
Mining and quarrying
05 - Mining of coal and lignite

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 03-08-2006
Planned Job Reductions min: 2000
Planned Job Reductions max: 2000
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring

Additional Information

Kompania Węglowa, a group assembling 17 coal pits in Silesia, plans to let go 2,000 employees working above ground. This decision has been predicated by the new strategy for Poland’s mining industry drawn up by the Ministry of the Economy for the years 2007 through 2013, which provides for restructuring non-mining employment at Kompania Węglowa and for reducing coal extraction costs.