EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Eesti Põlevkivi

21 Oct, 2016
    • Estonia
  • Organisation size


  • Establishment size


  • Type of restructuring
    • Internal restructuring
  • Ownership
    • Public
  • Sectors
  • Involved actors

    • Trade union
    • Public employment service
    • National government
  • Management of change activities
    • Flexible/early retirement schemes
    • Information and consultation of workers or their representatives
    • Redeployment of affected employees within the organisation
    • (Re)training of affected employees
Eesti Põlevkivi Ltd (EP) is a state-owned company, primarily involved in oil shale mining in the Ida-Virumaa region of Estonia. The company was established in 1920 and was, for many years, the largest employer in Estonia. It continues to have particular relevance for the Ida-Virumaa region as the largest employer, offering higher than average salaries for this part of Estonia and often employing entire ‘family dynasties’. In 1999, EP had 7,034 employees. Today, as a result of restructuring, this number has been reduced to 3,500.
  • Regional aspects