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A tripartite on ArcelorMittal in October

A few days after the announcement of the world number one in steel to cut more than 570 jobs, the meeting between union representatives, management and the government enabled “a first exchange of views” to be set up.

A few days after the announcement of the world number one in steel to cut more than 570 jobs, the meeting between union representatives, management and the government enabled “a first exchange of views” to be set up.

(ER) – After the shock following ArcelorMittal’s announcement to downsize its workforce by 578 people in Luxembourg, the meeting between unions, ArcelorMittal management and government was awaited with some interest, especially by workers.

Unfortunately for the latter, no concrete element emerged from the meeting. Labor Minister Dan Kersch (LSAP), who was accompanied by his counterpart from the Economy, Franz Fayot (LSAP), called the discussion “the first exchange of views”.

“No additional information on the details of the positions affected by this measure and the timing to come has been given,” regrets Stefano Araujo, the central secretary of the OGBL. Same story on the side of the LCGB, “in the previous plans, there were several components but here, there is only the reduction of staff”, notes Robert Fornieri, the deputy secretary general.

As for the management of ArcelorMittal, it confirmed its project and announced its wish “to study all the social support tools made available in order to find the best possible solution for the employees affected by this project”.


An employee looks at coils of steel treated by galvanization are stored in the world's largest steel maker ArcelorMittal's

Four days after the announcement, by the management of the world number one in steel, of the potential loss of 578 jobs, social partners and government are meeting this Monday at 4.30 p.m. A meeting which should not however result in concrete announcements.


Intentions but nothing concrete at the moment. In this context, the boss, unions and government have agreed to meet again on Tuesday, October 6 as a tripartite. A decision that must still be validated soon in the government council.

Until then, a working group bringing together representatives of each party will be set up very soon to take stock of the situation. “A timetable can be put in place to initiate internal discussions with employee representatives,” ArcelorMittal said in a statement released Monday evening. As a reminder, restructuring at the Belval and Differdange sites had already been implemented in 2019.


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