The British global retailer Tesco has announced that it will cut up to 1,480 jobs through a collective dismissal programme by the end of July 2019. The programme will affect 4 unprofitable stores (in Olsztyn, Ruda Śląska, Nowy Sącz and Starogard Gdański) and logistics centre in Komorniki. The company informed that the programme will affect up to 1,300 rank-and-file employees and 180 managerial positions. The conditions of the programme will be negotiated with the local trade unions, and redundant workers will receive a severance pay. According to Tesco, the decision was made due to economic reasons.
Tesco has been operating in Poland since 1992; the company has about 350 stores across the country and employs 22,000 people. In 2018, the company announced three restructuring programmes: in February (600 jobs lost), June (240 jobs lost), and August (2,200 jobs lost). In January 2019, the company cut 1,300 jobs at its units across Poland.