Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Across Estonia
Public Administration And Defence
Public Administration And Defence; Compulsory Social Security
Provision Of Services To The Community As A Whole
84.24 - Public order and safety activities

250 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
15 May 2014
Employment effect (start)
15 May 2014
Foreseen end date
31 December 2014


The Estonian Police and Border Guard Board [PBGB] announced that their austerity plan foresees the cut of 250 administrative employees this year in order to raise the wages of frontline workers. According to the plan, PBGB will cut 80 employees in coming months and 250 altogether this year. The cut will affect supportive staff such as personnel workers, logistics workers and other employees working in support services. The cut is projected to result in savings of up to €4.8 million and increase the minimum wage of police officers up to €900. The aim of the restructuring is to decrease bureaucracy and increase the salaries of those on whom public security directly depends, ie. the frontline workers. PBGB has continuously downsized its support services workers from 900 in 2010 to a projected 600 by the end of 2014.


  • 15 May 2014: Postimees


Eurofound (2014), Police and Border Guard Board, Internal restructuring in Estonia, factsheet number 77032, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/77032.