Poczta Polska, the Polish national postal operator, has announced that it plans to cut its employment by up to 2,000 jobs throughout a collective dismissal programme at its units across Poland by the end of 2021. The local trade unions are informed that the programme will be launched on 1 June 2021. The programme is related to the COVID-19 pandemic as well as long-term trends in the postal market.
As of December 2020, Poczta Polska employed about 78,000 people across the country.
Previous restructuring programmes announced in recent years: February 2019 (120 jobs created), June 2019 (190 jobs created), August 2019 (360 jobs created), January 2020 (700 jobs cut) and October 2020 (3,500 jobs cut).
Poczta Polska announced that it is going to reduce the scale of employee layoffs by more than 50% when compared to the original plan. It implies that only 960 jobs will be cut by the operator.