Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
All Poland
Retail Trade, Except Of Motor Vehicles And Motorcycles
Retail Sale In Non-Specialised Stores
47.11 - Retail sale in non-specialised stores with food, beverages or tobacco predominating

980 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
1,700 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
14 May 2012
Employment effect (start)
14 May 2012
Foreseen end date
31 December 2012


On 14 May 2012, British supermarket chain Tesco announced plans to cut 980 jobs in 420 units across Poland. The company did not sign the bilateral agreement with the local trade unions - a consensus on the allowance's level proposed by the unions was not achieved thus far. The dismissals are part of larger reorganization in Tesco.

However, Tesco also plans to create 1,700 new jobs (mainly in new units) across Poland by the end of 2012. The company representatives informed that many of the dismissed employees are to be proposed new job offers. Eventually, dispite the redundancies, the total employment in Tesco is expected to increase by 720 jobs. 

Tesco has been operating in Poland since 1992 and currently owns 420 stores and 27 petrol stations in the country and employs about 29,000 people.


  • 14 May 2012: Gazeta Wyborcza ()


Eurofound (2012), Tesco, Internal restructuring in Poland, factsheet number 73624, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/73624.