Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Financial Services
Financial And Insurance Activities
Financial Service Activities, Except Insurance And Pension Funding
64 - Financial service activities, except insurance and pension funding

1,334 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
7 October 2013
Employment effect (start)
31 October 2013
Foreseen end date
31 December 2014


The bank Monte dei Paschi di Siena (MPS) has announced a new industrial plan (2013-2014) that envisages the closure of 150 branches and the loss of 3,300 jobs (which will add to the 4,600 job cuts provided by the previous plan, seeĀ Monte dei Paschi 2012). Moreover the plan envisages an increase of capital of 2.5 billion by the end of 2014, as requested by the European Commission.

At the beginning of 2012 the Monte dei Paschi had around 30,000 employees. The last two reorganisation plans respectively provide for 4,600 and 3,300 job cuts.

Update, 09-06-2014: As reported, the bank plans to reduce its workforce by 1,334 people within the end of the year, via an early retirement scheme and the use of a redundancy fund for income support ('Fondo Esuberi'). Negotiations on redundancies will be concluded by 18 August.

Update, 01-10-2014: MPS informed trade unions that the access requests to the voluntary dismissal procedure received by the company cover the foreseen redundancies. As a result, the company will not proceed with further layoffs.


  • 7 October 2013: Il corriere della sera
  • 7 October 2013: Il Sole 24 Ore
  • 8 July 2014: La Repubblica
  • 9 July 2014: Corriere di Siena


Eurofound (2013), Monte dei Paschi di Siena, Internal restructuring in Italy, factsheet number 75951, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/75951.