Dunantul; Kozep-Dunantul; Komarom-Esztergom
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Wood And Paper Materials
Manufacture Of Paper And Paper Products
17 - Manufacture of paper and paper products

420 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
3 November 2008
Employment effect (start)
3 November 2008
Foreseen end date
30 June 2009


Although back in November 2008, Piszke Papír of Lábatlan, a producer of paper products, envisaged the dismissal of 147 workers in two waves, the company went into liquidation in March 2009. The closure now affects all of its 420 employees. Notwithstanding, the new situation put workers in a clearer position compared to when the management left the country in January without either dismissing workers, or paying them salaries and other benefits. For this reason, after two months of uncertainty, workers organised a protest outside the factory. The situation reached such a level that the plant's trade union contacted the Greek Ambassador in Hungary asking for help in pursuing legal action against the company's owner.The factory, which used to employ up to 1,200 workers, emerged from its privatisation and since then the workforce has been shrinking perpetually, paralleling production line closures. The plant belongs to the Zeritis group, which owns in Hungary the Paper Factory of Szentendre and another site specialized in paper waste recycling.


  • 6 March 2009: Hirszerző (www.hirszerzo.hu)
  • 2 March 2009: Heti Világgazdaság
  • 4 February 2009: Index
  • 6 January 2009: Heti Világgazdaság
  • : (www.hrportal.hu)


Eurofound (2008), Piszke Papír, Closure in Hungary, factsheet number 68831, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/68831.