Severozapad; Ustecky;
Location of affected unit(s)
Mining / Quarrying
Mining And Quarrying
Mining Of Coal And Lignite
05.20 - Mining of lignite

207 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
16 April 2020
Employment effect (start)
15 April 2020
Foreseen end date


Mining company Kohinoor, part of the Sev.en Energy Group, announced the termination of the extraction of residual reserves on the side slopes of the ÄŒSA brown coal mine in the Most region, making all 207 staff redundant. The reason is the economic unsustainability of the project due to the significant fall in demand for sorted coal because of warmer weather and the economic recession in a time of COVID-19 pandemic.

The company will offer employees who participate in deep mining operations to take advantage of vacancies within the Sev.en Energy Group. Redundant workers will receive severance pay under the applicable collective agreement, amounting to three to seven average wages based on years of employment.In addition, the dismissed miners may receive a restructuring allowance from the state which was negotiated in 2016 due to the planned decrease of coal mining. 



Eurofound (2020), Kohinoor, Closure in Czechia, factsheet number 100349, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/100349.