Internal restructuring
Poludniowy; Slaskie;
Location of affected unit(s)
Mining / Quarrying
Mining And Quarrying
Mining Of Coal And Lignite
05.1 - Mining of hard coal

1,194 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
21 July 2016
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
31 December 2016


Jastrzębska Spółka Węglowa (JSW), a coal mining company, has announced that it will cut more jobs than it initially declared in April 2016. Currently, the company plans to cut 2,794 jobs via voluntary dismissal programme meaning that 1,194 additional positions will be cut. In April 2016, the company announced that its subsidiary Ruch Jas-Mos will be transferred to Spółka Restrukturyzacji Kopalń and it will involve about 1,600 jobs cut. Now, the programme will cover also employees from other company’s subsidiaries. According to the restructuring programme, redundant workers will receive a severance pay.

The programme is a part of larger restructuring plans aiming at increasing financial effectiveness as the company is facing financial problems resulting from the crisis in Poland’s coal-mining industry.

Spółka Restrukturyzacji Kopalń is an entity which manages the process of closing down mining companies, including managing of the assets of liquidated mines.

Jastrzębska Spółka Węglowa employs about 23,500 people.


  • 21 July 2016: Wirtualny Nowy Przemysł
  • 21 July 2016: Polskie Radio


Eurofound (2016), Jastrzębska Spółka Węglowa, Internal restructuring in Poland, factsheet number 88312, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/88312.