Internal restructuring
Moravskoslezsko; Moravskoslezsky;
Location of affected unit(s)
Mining / Quarrying
Mining And Quarrying
Mining Of Coal And Lignite
05 - Mining of coal and lignite

500 - 1,600 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
2 March 2006
Employment effect (start)
1 January 2007
Foreseen end date


Czech mining company OKD is going to close Dukla mine in Havířov by January 2007 due to long-term insolvency. Almost 1,600 workers fear to lose their jobs. According to management, the majority of employees will be offered a job within other mines. However, the future remains uncertain for some 500 workers. Trade Unions are not protesting the downsizing but intend to focus on helping dismissed workers to find another job. Redundant workers will receive generous compensation ranging between 5 to 12 months pay, depending on lenght of service.

Restructuring of the Czech mining industry started in the nineties and resulted in the loss of more than 50,000 jobs, mainly in the Ostrava and Karvina region, which today has the second highest unemployment rate (14.5 %).


  • 20 April 2006: Hospodárske noviny
  • 2 March 2006: Hospodárske noviny


Eurofound (2006), OKD, Internal restructuring in Czechia, factsheet number 63100, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/63100.