Internal restructuring
Hrvatska; Jadranska Hrvatska;
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Coke And Refined Petroleum Products
Manufacture Of Coke And Refined Petroleum Products
19.2 - Manufacture of refined petroleum products

181 - 338 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
4 September 2014
Employment effect (start)
29 September 2014
Foreseen end date
31 October 2014


Croatian oil and gas group INA is to cut 181 jobs. As initially reported, the company announced plans to dismiss 338 workers, mostly from the Rijeka oil refinery. As it was announced, the surplus of 338 workers is the result of "changes in the organization and technologies."

After negotiation with the works council, it was announced that 181 employees will be made redundant as part of the redundancy plan. The works council was against this decision but the management board decided unilaterally to continue with the labour force rationalisation. The company provides severance pay in the amount of 75pc gross salary per year of service. The minimum level of wages that would be taken for the calculation of severance pay is HRK 6,400 (€ 850), that is significantly higher than the amount agreed in the Collective Agreement and the Labour Law. According to an agreement between the management and the Trade Union, average value of severance pay is HRK 350,000 (€ 46,600). The majority of employees covered by the programme is administrative staff.


  • 24 September 2014: Energetica-net
  • 4 September 2014: Novilist


Eurofound (2014), INA, Internal restructuring in Croatia, factsheet number 77520, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/77520.