EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Mittal Steel Poland

Mittal Steel Poland

Geographic Location

Country: Poland
Region: Krakowsko-tarnowski; Malopolskie; Poludniowy
Location of affected unit(s): Mittal Steel Poland


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of basic metals and fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment
24 - Manufacture of basic metals
Number Employed: 12800

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 17-03-2006
Planned Job Reductions min: 2400
Planned Job Reductions max: 2400
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 01-01-2009

Additional Information

Under its privatisation agreement, Mittal Steel Poland, the largest producer of steel in Poland, is obliged to reduce employment from presently 12800 to 10400 employees, in line with recommendations by the European Commission. However, in the first of a series of collective agreements, the Executive Board of Mittal Steel Poland, now guarantees to maintain present employment levels in its subsidiaries until 2009. Once signed by all parties concerned, the agreement will cover 7500 employees of Mittal subsidiaries. Mittal Steel Poland presently employs 12800 people, with a futher 7600 working for its various subsidiaries. Dismissals will commence in the beginning of 2009.