Internal restructuring
Polnocno-Zachodni; Wielkopolskie; Kaliski
Location of affected unit(s)
Ostrów Wielkopolski
Transportation / Storage
Warehousing And Support Activities For Transportation, Postal And Courier Activities
Warehousing And Support Activities For Transportation
52.21 - Service activities incidental to land transportation

200 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
5 March 2009
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
30 April 2009


EKK Wagon, an operator of railway rolling stock repair workshops, plans to make 200 workers of its 800 strong workforce redundant by late April 2009 in Ostrów Wielkopolski. These new redundancies will be in addition to the 200 jobs already cut on account of plunging orders, particularly on the part of PKP Cargo. In recent months, Polish companies specialised in rolling stock repair and maintenance have cut 1,600 jobs; aggregate employment in this industry is estimated at 18,000.


  • 5 March 2009: Polska Agencja Prasowa Webside (www.pap.pl)


Eurofound (2009), EKK Wagon, Internal restructuring in Poland, factsheet number 68440, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/68440.