Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Mining / Quarrying
Mining And Quarrying
Mining Of Coal And Lignite
05.10 - Mining of hard coal

4,897 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
21 July 2016
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
31 December 2016


Polish coal mining company Polska Grupa Górnicza (PGG) has announced that 4,937 employees of the company want to enter the voluntary dismissal programme meaning that PGG will cut more jobs than it initially declared in May 2016 (then PGG announced that 600 jobs will be cut by the end of 2016). The restructuring programme is a part of larger company’s plan aiming at increasing financial and organisational effectiveness; among other things, the company has already merged its coal mines in order to simplify the structure of the group.

PGG was founded in April 2016 to rescue the cash-strapped Kompania Węglowa (KW), Poland's biggest coal mining company which is facing financial problem resulting from the crisis in Poland’s coal-mining industry. PGG has acquired 11 coal mines with 32,500 employees.

UPDATE 08/09/2016: The  company Polska Grupa Górnicza (PGG) has announced that it will cut 660 managerial and administrative positions by the end of 2016. The company plans to save PLN 61 million (EUR 14.18 million USD 15.96 million) annually with this programme. PGG has already merged the 11 previously acquired coal mines into 5, in order to simplify the structure of the group and improve its effectiveness.


  • 21 July 2016: Wirtualny Nowy Przemysł
  • 22 July 2016: Wirtualna Polska (WP)
  • 8 September 2016: Polskie Radio


Eurofound (2016), Polska Grupa Górnicza, Internal restructuring in Poland, factsheet number 88313, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/88313.