EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

PKP Intercity

PKP Intercity

Geographic Location

Country: Poland


Sector: Transportation / storage
Transportation and storage
49.3 - Other passenger land transport
Number Employed: 8875
Group: PKP

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 08-10-2010
Planned Job Reductions min: 1800
Planned Job Reductions max: 2000
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 01-10-2010
Foreseen End Date: 22-10-2010

Additional Information

Polskie Koleje Państwowe InterCity (PKP InterCity), the state-owned railway operator, plans to cut between 1800 and 2000 jobs in October 2010. About 100 jobs will be cut in offices across Poland and about 32 in the company headquarter. On 1 October, 2010 PKP Intercity has launched a 50 million zloty worth Voluntary Retirement Programme. The board expects that around 2000 employees will apply for it. If the program does not bring expected results, the company will implement a collective dismissal program in the first half of 2011.