EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Poland
Location of affected unit(s): Poznań, Lublin, Tarnowskie Góry, Kalisz, Głogów, Przemyśl


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: 04-04-2021
Planned Job Reductions min: 316
Type of Restructuring: Closure
Employment Effect Start: 27-04-2021
Foreseen End Date: 31-07-2021

Additional Information

The supermarket chain Tesco announced its plans to implement a collective dismissal programme which will cause 316 redundancies at its unit across Poland. Thes source reports that the cuts will affect 287 rank-and-files and 29 managerial roles. The restructuring programme will cover 6 shops across the country (Poznań, Lublin, Tarnowskie Góry, Kalisz, Głogów, Przemyśl). The programme will be carried out between 27 April and 31 July 2021, and the conditions of the redundancy programme will be negotiated with the local trade unions.

The restructuring programme is related to retailer's withdrawal from Poland. Tesco revealed that the decision was taken due to economic reasons. On 12 March 2021, the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection issued an approval for the acquisition of 301 shops and 2 distribution centres by Salling Group.

Tesco has been operating in Poland since 1992.

In 2019 and 2020, the company already announced seven other restructuring programmes: January 2019 (1,300 jobs cut), June 2019 (1,480 jobs cut), August 2019 (2,154 jobs cut), September 2019 (2,117 jobs cut) November 2019  (224 jobs cut), February 2020 (380 jobs cut), June 2020 (200 jobs cut), September 2020 (899 jobs cut) and March 2021 (1,200 jobs cut).