Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Electricity, Gas, Steam And Air Conditioning Supply
Electricity, Gas, Steam And Air Conditioning Supply
35.1 - Electric power generation, transmission and distribution

132 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
28 September 2020
Employment effect (start)
2 November 2020
Foreseen end date
15 December 2020


Polish electricity producer and supplier PGE announced that it plans to cut its employment by 20% (about 132 jobs) throughout a voluntary departure programme. The programme will be carried out between 2 November and 15 December 2020. The conditions of the programme were negotiated with the local trade unions, and workers will receive a severance pay according to their seniority. The company will implement the second stage of the programme in March-April 2021 or conduct a collective dismissal programme, if it does not reach a target in 2020.

The programme aims to improve financial and organisational efficiency as the company is facing challenges related to the energy transformation towards low- and zero-emissions, requiring huge financial outlays.

PGE is a leading company in the PGE Capital Group, a state-owned power company and the largest energy sector company in Poland. Currently, the group employs about 42,000 people across the country, including 660 positions within PGE. Similar programmes were implemented within the other group’s companies.


  • 7 October 2020: Wirtualny Nowy Przemysł (www.wnp.pl)


Eurofound (2020), PGE, Internal restructuring in Poland, factsheet number 102053, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/102053.