EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Steklarna Rogaška

Company/Organisation:
Steklarna Rogaška

Geographic Location

Country: Slovenia
Region: Savinjska; Slovenija
Location of affected unit(s): Rogaška Slatina

Company

Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of rubber and plastics products, and other non-metallic mineral products
23.1 - Manufacture of glass and glass products
Number Employed: 830
Group: Fiskars Group

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 29-01-2020
Planned Job Reductions min: 137
Planned Job Reductions max: 137
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 01-02-2020
Foreseen End Date: 31-05-2020
Direct Dismissals: 137
Other Job Reduction Measures: 53

Additional Information

The glass-factory Steklarna Rogaška announced dismissals of 200 workers, more than one-fifth of the total workforce. The company currently employs 830 people. Layoffs are part of the restructuring plan for the optimization of costs. According to the announcement, the factory will remain a centre for the production of the finest crystal glass and hand-made products of high quality. The company will also continue investing in production.

The glass-factory Steklarna Rogaška was purchased in 2015 by the Finnish multinational company Fiskars Group, which employs approximately 7,300 workers in 30 countries.

UPDATE 13/6/2020: Steklarna Rogaška announced dismissals of 200 workers early this year. The outbreak of the pandemic postponed the dismissals, but the management continued negotiations with trade unions during the lockdown. The company agreed to less direct dismissals than announced in the first place, 137 in total, while 53 persons will lose their jobs via other job reduction measures. Restructuring is allegedly necessary due to changing consumption of glass products. The company, now employing 830 workers, intends to keep its core business after restructuring.

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