TASR reported that labour unionists delivered a petition signed by employees of US Steel Kosice to Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini urging the Government to take action to help save steel industry jobs in both Slovakia and Europe. The petition was launched at US Steel Kosice on July 22. OZ KOVO company labour union head Juraj Varga said that “It lasted seven weeks and was signed by 8,834 employees along with daughter companies.”
Also chipping in with signatures were more than 200 employees of Orava ferro-alloy facility and unionists from Krompachy factory, Podbrezova metalworks and Ziar nad Hronom aluminium factories.
The signatories call for fair business practices in the European steel industry, with an emphasis on social impacts for employees and their families. It was prompted by the US Steel Kosice management announcing mass lay-offs of 2,500 by the end of 2021.
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