PKP Cargo is to lay off a number of employees after company restructuring may reduce the number of depots from 10 to six.
The move has caused an uproar with trade unions, with a hunger strike planned in Nowy Sącz, in southern Poland, the location of one of the four depots expected to be shut down.
No figures have yet been revealed for how many workers could be laid off
Courtesy of PKP Cargo
However, PKP deputy chairman Piotr Ciżkowicz has underlined that regular workers will not be affected.
In September a deal was signed which guaranteed employment for the vast majority of PKP Cargo workers. However, the pact “does not emcompass managerial and executive staff,” Mr Ciżkowicz told Polskie Radio, Wednesday, adding that there may be redundancies for higher earners.
Although Mr Ciżkowicz maintained that the ongoing dispute with the trade unions was not due to the managerial reshuffle, he underlined that any mass redundancies were “out of the question.”
However, even with the reduction in work plants, the deputy chairman could not state how many many people would eventually be laid off, and how the reductions were to take place, citing future talks with trade unions before any concrete figures were given.
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