Business expansion
Poludniowy; Slaskie;
Location of affected unit(s)
Mining / Quarrying
Mining And Quarrying
Mining Of Coal And Lignite
05 - Mining of coal and lignite

400 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
5 December 2011
Employment effect (start)
1 January 2012
Foreseen end date
30 June 2012


Coal mining company Przedsiębiorstwo Górnicze Silesia announced that the modernized coal mine in Chechowice-Dziedzice will be operational in the first half of 2012 creating 400 jobs.

The company plans to initially implement a six-day working week in the coal mine, which will then be increased to a seven-day working week. This system of work is uncommon in the Polish mining industry. The company has negotiated this plan with the local trade unions.

In Fall 2010 the coal mine, which was then part of Kompania Węglowa, was acquired by the Czech company Energeticky a Prumyslovy Holding (EPH). The new owner planned to increase the extraction of coal and to invest 100-150 million EUR within three years.

Przedsiębiorstwo Górnicze Silesia currently employs 1,300 people.


  • 5 December 2011: Gazeta Wyborcza


Eurofound (2011), Przedsiębiorstwo Górnicze Silesia, Business expansion in Poland, factsheet number 72905, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/72905.