EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Poczta Polska

Poczta Polska

Geographic Location

Country: Poland


Sector: Transportation / storage
Transportation and storage
53 - Postal and courier activities
Number Employed: 100000

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 11-11-2004
Planned Job Reductions min: 30000
Planned Job Reductions max: 30000
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring

Additional Information

The restructuring programme being prepared by the management of Poczta Polska, the Polish postal services provider, envisages the creation of four business units. 1 January 2005 will most likely see the launch of a postal services division, charged with providing services to Poczta Polska's largest customers. The unions representing Poczta Polska staff have expressed fears that the implementation of the restructuring programme will entail redundancies for as many as 30,000 people out of a combined workforce of 100,000. The management of Poczta Polska confirmed that 100,000 workers is too many compared to the needs of the company and that 30,000 jobs could be at risk.