Zapadne Slovensko; Trnavsky kraj;
Location of affected unit(s)
Mining / Quarrying
Mining And Quarrying
Mining Of Coal And Lignite
05.20 - Mining of lignite

134 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
12 December 2022
Employment effect (start)
1 October 2022
Foreseen end date
31 December 2022


Hornonitrianske Bane Prievidza (HBP) announced 134 lay offs at its mining site Čáry in Trnava region. This comes due to adverse geological conditions in gallery Gbely III. These conditions have had negative implications for the safety of miners.

HBP is a Slovak mining company that focuses solely on extracting lignite. It has a 113 year tradition in Slovakia and it is a major employer in the western regions of Slovakia. It operates from the industrial town of Prievidza in western Slovakia, Trenčín region, operating galleries – mining sites in various locations across western Slovakia.

Redundancies will affect miners. The company offers severance packages and requalification courses.

The company has been steadily laying off employees, which has been a move in line with the government's long-term programme to dismiss lignite (brown coal) mining in Slovakia by the end of 2023. It plans to lay off an additional 1,000 employees by the end of 2023,.

For previous mining sites closures of this company, see Hornonitrianske bane Prievidza 2021 SK



Eurofound (2022), Hornonitrianske bane Prievidza, Closure in Slovakia, factsheet number 108115, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/108115.