Slovenija; Zasavska;
Location of affected unit(s)
Mining / Quarrying
Mining And Quarrying
Mining Of Coal And Lignite
05 - Mining of coal and lignite

292 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
24 January 2007
Employment effect (start)
24 January 2007
Foreseen end date
31 December 2009


Rudnik Trbovlje-Hrastnik (RTH) is a coal mine, which employed 786 people at the end of 2006. According to the Act on Gradual Closing of the RTH from 2000, and the Amendment to the Act from 2004, the extraction of coal will last only until 2009. Afterwards the mine will be gradually closed down by 2015. The reasons for closing down the mine are of economic and environmental nature. By the end of 2009, some 292 employees will lose jobs. It is expected that approximately 90-95 of them will be retired. The Act defines that any company which recruits an employee from RTH for a period of at least two years is entitled to a subsidy amounting to approximately EUR 23,000. The same applies to an employee who decides to be a self-employed.



Eurofound (2007), Rudnik Trbovlje-Hrastnik, Closure in Slovenia, factsheet number 64818, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/64818.