Internal restructuring
Poludniowy; Slaskie; Bielsko-bialski
Location of affected unit(s)
Mining / Quarrying
Mining And Quarrying
Mining Of Coal And Lignite
05.10 - Mining of hard coal

250 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
10 August 2020
Employment effect (start)
1 September 2020
Foreseen end date
31 March 2021


Czech coal mining company Przedsiębiorstwo Górnicze Silesia (PG Silesia), a subsidiary of  Energeticky a Prumyslovy Holding (EPH), announced that it will cut about 250 jobs throughout a collective dismissal programme at the coal mine in Czechowice-Dziedzice, Poland. The programme will be carried out by the end of March 2021, and the conditions of the programme will be negotiated with the local trade unions. Struggling in the face of the coronavirus crisis, earlier this year the company reduced the salaries of its staff by 10%, ensuring business continuity until the end of 2021. In the meantime, PG Silesia continues to look for a new investor as its current owner, the Czech holding EPH, is only able to guarantee its financing until the end of 2021.

Currently, Przedsiębiorstwo Górnicze Silesia employs around 1,700 people in Poland.



Eurofound (2020), Przedsiębiorstwo Górnicze Silesia, Internal restructuring in Poland, factsheet number 101495, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/101495.