Internal restructuring
Bayern; Oberfranken; Bayreuth
Location of affected unit(s)
Information / Communication
Publishing Of Information; Production And Programming Of Audiovisual
Publishing Activities
58.13 - Publishing of newspapers

50 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
1 February 2017
Employment effect (start)
1 February 2017
Foreseen end date
30 June 2017


Local Bavarian newspaper Nordbayerischer Kurier announced to cut 50 out of 255 jobs in Bayreuth by mid-2017. Affected are jobs in administration, pre-print and editing as well as further branch offices.

Since June 2016, the newspaper is a subsidiary of Südwestdeutsche Medienholding (SWMH).

The announcement had first been made in December 2016 but at this time the number of job cuts was not specified. In February 2017 already two rounds of negotiations between the works’ council, the United Services Union and the management of SWMH and the Nordbayerischer Kurier had taken place. According to the chairman of the works’ council, management insists on the 50 job cuts. Furthermore, due to the unsuccessful negotiations the United Services Union undertook a full day warning strike. Further negotiations are planned for the end of March.

The newspaper has a daily circulation of around 40,000 copies.


  • 1 February 2017: nordbayern.de
  • 10 February 2017: Nordbayerische Nachrichten
  • 24 February 2017: Nordbayerische Nachrichten


Eurofound (2017), Nordbayerischer Kurier, Internal restructuring in Germany, factsheet number 90347, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/90347.