Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Coke And Refined Petroleum Products
Manufacture Of Coke And Refined Petroleum Products
19 - Manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products

200 - 600 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
15 December 2014
Employment effect (start)
1 January 2015
Foreseen end date


PKN Orlen (Polish Petroleum Consortium Orlen) has announced its plan to reduce number of jobs by 200 by establishing voluntary dismissal programme. The reason for this is the planned change in work organization from five into a four-brigade system at the beginning of 2015. On 15 December 2014, the company has signed a bilateral agreement with the local trade unions setting out the conditions of the dismissal procedures. The redundant workers will receive a severance pay, which level will depend on a number of factors, yet with the upper limit of PLN 95,000 (EUR 22,436).

Local trade unions claim that the restructuring programme will bring further reduction of up to 20% of the total workforce which will result in 600 jobs reduction rather than 200.

PKN Orlen is the biggest Polish fuel company which currently employs 3,120 people. The company operates also in Czech Republic, Germany and the Baltic States.


  • 15 December 2014: Rzeczpospolta


Eurofound (2014), PKN Orlen, Internal restructuring in Poland, factsheet number 78141, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/78141.