Czech Republic -Lay-offs in mining -October 13, 2014

Coal mining company OKD will dismiss 300 people at the end of 2014, mainly from offices and surface facilities. OKD had more than 12,000 workers in 2013. It now employs around 11,000 people. Most of the 300 workers will retire or use pre-retirement provisions.

Coal mining company OKD will dismiss 300 people at the end of 2014, mainly from offices and surface facilities. OKD had more than 12,000 workers in 2013. It now employs around 11,000 people. Most of the 300 workers will retire or use pre-retirement provisions. They will receive severance pay of six monthly wages. The trade unions stated that it is obvious that a drop in volume of mined coal affects staff numbers.

English: http://www.ceskenoviny.cz/news/zpravy/czech-miner-okd-to-lay-off-300-staff ...   

 

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