EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Latvian Railway Group

16 Jul, 2015
    • Latvia
  • Organisation size


  • Establishment size


  • Type of restructuring
    • Business expansion
    • Internal restructuring
  • Ownership
    • Public
  • Involved actors

    • European Commission
    • National government
    • Trade union
  • Anticipation of change activities
    • Continuous mapping of jobs and skills needs - Elaboration of training plans
  • Management of change activities
    • Working time flexibility measures
    • Wage flexibility measures
    • Transition of affected employees to other employers
    • Income support for affected workers
As is the case in many other organisations operating in the transport industry in Latvia, Latvian Railway Group’s human resources (HR) strategy, policies and activities are built on the General Agreement and collective agreements. The aim of the General Agreement and collective agreements is to ensure that all employees, irrespective of their age or other demographic characteristics, have equal access to the benefits provided by these agreements. However, collective agreements offer a particular protection for those older employees who are coming close to retirement age. A résumé is available.


  • Recession/crisis
  • Age management