EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

WSK PZL Rzeszów

WSK PZL Rzeszów

Geographic Location

Country: Poland
Region: Rzeszowsko-tarnobrzeski; Podkarpackie; Wschodni
Location of affected unit(s): Rzeszów


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of machinery and equipment n.e.c.
28 - Manufacture of machinery and equipment n.e.c.

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 15-06-2009
Planned Job Reductions min: 260
Planned Job Reductions max: 260
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Foreseen End Date: 31-12-2009

Additional Information

WSK PZL Rzeszów, the producer of components and engines for the aviation industry, plans to cut 260 jobs by the end of 2009. The redundancies would have been more extensive - with original plans calling for 350 - were it not for the success of other cost-cutting measures. These included an 11-day unpaid leave for some employees and a pay increase considerably smaller than that guaranteed in the collective agreement.