EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Pivovarna Laško Union

Pivovarna Laško Union

Geographic Location

Country: Slovenia
Region: Osrednjeslovenska; Slovenija
Location of affected unit(s): Ljubljana


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of food products, beverages and tobacco products
11.05 - Manufacture of beer
Number Employed: 527
Group: Heineken

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 05-01-2022
Planned Job Reductions min: 100
Planned Job Reductions max: 145
Type of Restructuring: Closure
Employment Effect Start: 01-01-2022
Foreseen End Date: 31-01-2022
Direct Dismissals: 100

Additional Information

Pivovarna Laško Union, a beer brewery in Laško and Ljubljana, plans to close its brewery in Ljubljana and 145 jobs are at risk. Heineken, the owner of the company, announced the closure of Ljubljana brewery Union and its relocation to Laško or somewhere else until January 2021. However, it kept a secret how many workers would lose their jobs. Recently, the information became public that the company is relocating the finance department with 56 employees to Krakow in Poland. On New Year’s Eve, workers hung an inscription to protest. Some of the 145 employees may be reemployed in Laško or somewhere else, but many will most probably lose their jobs.