Internal restructuring
Poludniowy; Slaskie;
Location of affected unit(s)
Ruda ÅšlÄ…ska
Public Administration And Defence
Public Administration And Defence; Compulsory Social Security
Public Administration And Defence; Compulsory Social Security
84 - Public administration and defence; compulsory social security

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


By the end of 2011 the Local Self-Government (Gmina) of Ruda Śląska is to dismiss 120 officials due to financial difficulties. 88 of the 120 employees will be covered by the collective dismissal programme. 

The dismissals will affect mainly employees with the lowest level of work experience. Grażyna Dzidziec, the president of Ruda Śląska city, revealed that Gmina has serious financial problems driven by debts which could result in the bankruptcy of the Gmina. The Local Self-Government expects that by reducing its workforce it will safe 2.6 mln PLN in 2011 and 5 mln PLN in 2012.

Initially Gmina planned to dismiss 30 cleaners as well, but it turned out that outsourced cleaning services would be much more expensive.

It is worth noticing that many Gminas in Poland have currently similar problems and they are implementing dismissal programmes in their respective units.


  • 1 December 2011: Rzeczpospolita ()


Eurofound (2011), Local Self-Government of Ruda ÅšlÄ…ska, Internal restructuring in Poland, factsheet number 72826, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/72826.