Internal restructuring
Slovenija; Savinjska;
Location of affected unit(s)
Mining / Quarrying
Mining And Quarrying
Mining Of Coal And Lignite
05.10 - Mining of hard coal

136 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
10 January 2014
Employment effect (start)
11 April 2014
Foreseen end date
30 May 2014


Coal mine operator Rudnik Trbovlje-Hrastnik (RTH) is to lay off 136 miners in Trbovlje.

This is due to the cessation of coal extraction at the site in 2009 (according to the Law on the Gradual Closure of RTH from 2000, and its amendment in 2004) and the gradual downsizing of the company’s workforce until 2015.

The mine’s closure was decided out of economic and environmental reasons. The company’s current workforce of 370 staff is remaining after an earlier round of dismissals in 2007-2009.

UPDATE, 16-01-2014:

According to recent sources, the miners will receive notice in the coming weeks with a 85-days dismissal period. This means that dismissals will actually come into effect in April or May.


  • 10 January 2014: Delo
  • 10 January 2014: RTV Slo
  • 16 January 2014: Delo


Eurofound (2014), Rudnik Trbovlje Hrastnik, Internal restructuring in Slovenia, factsheet number 76427, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/76427.