Internal restructuring
Poludniowy; Slaskie; Czestochowski
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Basic Metal And Fabricated Metal Products
Manufacture Of Fabricated Metal Products, Except Machinery And Equipment
25 - Manufacture of fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment

1,500 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
14 May 2013
Employment effect (start)
16 May 2013
Foreseen end date
30 June 2013


On 14 May 2013, ISD Cz?stochowa steel mill announced a voluntary dismissal programme affecting 1,500 people by the end of June 2013. The programme will be introduced on 16 May 2013.

Jacek ??ski, spokeperson of the steel mill, revealed that workers who will apply to voluntary redundancy within one week after the meeting with the programme’s consultant will receive a severance pay equal to 19 months’ wages. Workers who will join the programme later will receive severance pay equal to 14 months’ wages.

It is reported the dismissals are associated with the economic crisis and deterioration of the outlook in the steel industry sector.

The bilateral agreement between ISD and local trade unions (signed in 2005 after the acquisition of the steel mill) guarantees employment up to 2015 for all staff.  According to the local trade unions the announced voluntary redundancy programme is the only legal way to reduce the employment in the steel mill.

For information on previous restructuring announced by ISD Cz?stochowa see ISD Cz?stochowa-PO2011.


  • 14 May 2013: Wirtualny Nowy Przemysł


Eurofound (2013), ISD Częstochowa, Internal restructuring in Poland, factsheet number 75380, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/75380.