EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Polska Grupa Górnicza

Polska Grupa Górnicza

Geographic Location

Country: Poland


Sector: Mining / quarrying
Mining and quarrying
05.10 - Mining of hard coal
Number Employed: 40000

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 13-11-2020
Planned Job Reductions min: 360
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 13-11-2020

Additional Information

Polish coal mining company Polska Grupa Górnicza (PGG) announced that it will cut 360 jobs throughout a collective dismissal programme due to internal restructuring. The programme is dedicated mainly to people with pension rights. The conditions of the programme will be negotiated with the local trade unions, and redundant workers will receive a severance pay according to their seniority. The cuts will affect both mining and administrative positions. It is announced the programme aims to increase financial effectiveness as the company is facing financial difficulties. The decreased demand for raw materials is also related to the transition in the energy sector.

PGG was founded in April 2016 to rescue the cash-strapped Kompania Węglowa (KW), Poland's biggest coal mining company which faced financial problem resulting from the crisis in Poland’s coal-mining industry (then PGG acquired 11 coal mines with 32,500 employees). Currently, PGG employs almost 40,000 people.