Internal restructuring
Poludniowy; Malopolskie; Nowosadecki
Location of affected unit(s)
Nowy SÄ…cz
Manufacture For Transport Equipment
Manufacture Of Other Transport Equipment
30.20 - Manufacture of railway locomotives and rolling stock

100 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
16 December 2015
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
31 December 2015


Polish producer of rolling stocks Newag announced that it will cut 100 jobs at its plant in Nowy SÄ…cz by the end of 2015.

The company has already implemented a collective dismissal programme. Despite intensive negotiations, the local trade unions have not accepted the company’s proposition to implement a flexible and shortened working hours timetable until business recovery; in the referendum conducted by the trade unions, the crew refused that solution. Redundant workers will receive a severance pay. The restructuring programme might continue in 2016.

The lay-off programme is associated with an unsuccessful bid which failed to secure a new contract. Newag has two plants in Poland (Nowy Sącz and Gliwice) and employs almost 2,000 people.


  • 16 December 2015: Twój Sącz


Eurofound (2015), Newag, Internal restructuring in Poland, factsheet number 86032, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/86032.