Krosno prolongs working hours

Starting from 1 March the Krosno glass producer has extended the length of a regular labour day from 6 to 8 hours, which, according to the company“s estimates, should increase its production capacity…

Starting from 1 March the Krosno glass producer has extended the length of a regular labour day from 6 to 8 hours, which, according to the company“s estimates, should increase its production capacity by more than 10%. The new system also introduces working Saturdays. “The board, as well as the unions, have deemed this solution to be the best possible. We were facing a dilemma of whether to sack 300 people and stick to the old system or introduce new labour regulations,” said Krosno“s chair Jan Kurkus. Preliminary calculations see Krosno“s last year“s net profits at some PLN 5 million and the board hopes to spend the majority of this sum on dividend. Kurkus revealed that his firm is considering further capital investments this year, mainly concerning firms from the glass sector. One likely target is fellow glass factory Irena, although several firms from Czech Republic, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia, and Ukraine are also being considered.