Internal restructuring
Wschodni; Swietokrzyskie; Swietokrzyski
Location of affected unit(s)
Mining / Quarrying
Mining And Quarrying
Other Mining And Quarrying
08.91 - Mining of chemical and fertiliser minerals

250 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
23 November 2019
Employment effect (start)
23 November 2019
Foreseen end date


The Polish sulfur mining company Grupa Azoty Siarkopol, located in Grzybów, announced its plans to shed up to 250 job positions. According to management, the redundancies will affect all units of the company. The restructuring is due to difficulties in global sulfur market and falling profits. Siarkopol will reduce the production of sulfur by between 20% and 60% to address the situation, the company revealed. The company has not announced any official redundancy plans, yet.

Currently, the union is organising protests.

Operating since 1966, the company is the only one active sulfur mining company in Poland employing 820 people. In 2013, the company became a part of Grupa Azoty, a state-owned chemical group.



Eurofound (2019), Grupa Azoty Siarkopol, Internal restructuring in Poland, factsheet number 99232, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/99232.