|Philips Lighting has been in PiΠa for 20 years|
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Philips Lighting Poland is planning to lay off 316 workers out of the 3,056 it currently employs at its factory in Piła, as it reduces its production of traditional light bulbs.
The company has been operating in Piła for 20 years and has invested over €450 million. However, the firm says that it has been forced to cut production due to EU regulations that encourage producers to use energy-saving and LED lighting technology.
Krzysztof Kouyoumdjian, communications manager at Philips Polska, announced in mid-December that employees, the workers union and workers council had been informed of the job reduction plan.
The process will start when the management and workers union reach an agreement on the terms of contract termination, and will end in April 2013.
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