Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
different locations from Romania
Agriculture, Forestry And Fishing
Forestry And Logging
02.10 - Silviculture and other forestry activities

415 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
17 January 2022
Employment effect (start)
17 January 2022
Foreseen end date
31 January 2022


Romsilva, a state-owned company responsible with the management of forestlands, plans to cut 421 jobs by the end of January 2022. Out of the 415 employees due to receive redundancy decisions, 223 are workers and 192 are Technical, Economic and Socio-Administrative staff, of whom 144 are forestry staff. The job cuts are part of a wider restructuring process.

From the trade union perspective, this dismissal is illegal, immoral and untimely, as Romsilva’s 2021 financial results indicate that the company registered higher than estimated profits. In November 2021, the union challenged in court the decision of the Board of Directors of Romsilva which approved the methodology for the restructuring process. As of January 2022, there are two pending lawsuits around the restructuring process. The union also fought to increase the redundancy payment received by workers in case the restructuring process will be implemented.

Romsilva was established in 1991 and is responsible with the management of forestlands. The company has a workforce of 15,248.



Eurofound (2022), Romsilva, Internal restructuring in Romania, factsheet number 106173, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/106173.