Internal restructuring
Vest; Hunedoara;
Location of affected unit(s)
Lonea, Petrila, Petroşani,Livezeni, Aninoasa, Vulcan, Paroşeni, Lupeni, Bărbăteni, Uricani, Valea de Brazi (Hunedoara, Vest region)
Mining / Quarrying
Mining And Quarrying
Mining Of Coal And Lignite
05 - Mining of coal and lignite

1,600 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
14 April 2005
Employment effect (start)
14 April 2005
Foreseen end date
31 December 2006


On 14 April 2005, the Romanian Government adopted Decision no. 300, on the collective redundancies that are to be made during 2005 in companies under the authority and coordination of the Ministry of Economy and Commerce (Ministerul Economiei şi Comerţului, MEC).

In line with the decision, 1,200 miners from the company CNH PetroÅŸani (Western region, Hunedoara county) were to be made redundant in 2005.

On 19 January 2006, the Government Decision no. 78 approved new redundancy figures. Apart from the 1,200 people made redundant in 2005, another 400 employees from CNH PetroÅŸani will lose their jobs starting in 2006.

All redundant people will receive compensatory payments, according to their length of service.

The company is 100% state-owned and extracts and processes mineral and brown coal. CNH PetroÅŸani holds under its administration 10 mining exploitations.

According to the website of the Office of State Ownership and Privatisation in Industry (Oficiul Participaţiilor Statului şi Privatizării în Industrie, OPSPI) in the first half of 2004 the company registered a turnover of about €71 million.

The redundancy programme is set to continue in the years to come, as part of the strategy to invigorate the company, since all subsidies for hard coal will have been cut off by 2010.



Eurofound (2005), CNH PetroÅŸani, Internal restructuring in Romania, factsheet number 61849, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/61849.