Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Transportation / Storage
Land, Water And Air Transportation
Land Transport And Transport Via Pipelines
49.2 - Freight rail transport

379 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
25 October 2013
Employment effect (start)
25 October 2013
Foreseen end date
31 March 2014


Rail cargo operator CD Cargo is to cut 400 jobs in the next few weeks. Layoffs are reported to affect primarily the company’s technical and service units, while administrative jobs are not to be cut.

The restructuring is part of the company’s plan to increase efficiency. It reported a large operative deficit in 2013 so far.

Trade unionists have been informed of the plan. They claim that deficits are due to mistakes by management and that the direct layoffs are in violation of social dialogue.

CD Cargo is a subsidiary of the state-owned rail operator Ceske Drahy (CD). The company has been cutting jobs for over a year (see CD Cargo 2012). According to insiders, CD Cargo is to dismiss some additional 1,600 workers in the future.

Update 15/01/2014: Czech freight rail carrier ?D Cargo has announced that it will dismiss 379 workers (instead of 400) by the end of March 2014 across the country.


  • 1 November 2013: Hospodárske noviny
  • 14 January 2014: Blesk
  • 25 October 2013: iDNES.cz
  • 15 January 2014: Deník


Eurofound (2013), CD Cargo, Internal restructuring in Czechia, factsheet number 76107, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/76107.