EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Poland
Region: Mazowieckie; Centralny
Location of affected unit(s): Teresin and Ostrołęka


Sector: Retail
Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles
47.11 - Retail sale in non-specialised stores with food, beverages or tobacco predominating

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 24-11-2019
Planned Job Reductions min: 224
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 21-11-2019
Foreseen End Date: 29-02-2020

Additional Information

The supermarket chain Tesco announced its plans to cut 224 jobs throughout a collective dismissal programme. The programme will affect 200 workers in a distribution centre in Teresin and 24 workers in a store in Ostrołęka, which is likely to be shut down. The company plans to carry out the redundancies between 21 November 2019 and 29 February 2020. According to the conditions of the redundancy programme, dismissed workers will receive severance pay. Tesco revealed that the decision was taken due to economic reasons.

Operating in Poland since 1992, the company has around 350 stores across the country and employs nearly 20,000 people. In 2019, the company already announced four other restructuring programmes: January (1,300 jobs cut), June (1,480 jobs cut), August (2,154 jobs cut) and September (2,117 jobs cut).