Internal restructuring
Poludniowy; Slaskie; Centralny slaski
Location of affected unit(s)
Ruda ÅšlÄ…ska
Mining / Quarrying
Mining And Quarrying
Mining Of Coal And Lignite
05 - Mining of coal and lignite

1,402 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
12 January 2011
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
31 December 2011


On 12 January 2011, a coal mine Halemba-Wirek announced it will cut 1,402 jobs and reduce the employment from 4,382 to 2,980 by the end of 2011. According to the plan about 110 office workers will be directly dismissed, approximately 300 miners will retire while around 1,000 people will be transferred to other coal mines within Kampania Węglowa Group. The cuts are a result of ongoing restructuring process within the Group.According to the first restructuring plan Halemba-Wirek would have been closed by the end of 2011, but the trade unions strongly opposed to the closure of the coal mine.


  • 12 January 2011: Gazeta Wyborcza
  • 6 October 2010: Bankier.pl
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Eurofound (2011), Halemba-Wirek, Internal restructuring in Poland, factsheet number 71013, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/71013.