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Continuation of the “steel industry” tripartite on 11 November

Government, representatives of ArcelorMittal and unions met at the negotiating table on Tuesday with the issue of the future of the 570 employees of the steel giant whose jobs are threatened. This second meeting will be continued in five weeks.

Government, representatives of ArcelorMittal and unions met at the negotiating table on Tuesday with the issue of the future of the 570 employees of the steel giant whose jobs are threatened. This second meeting will continue in five weeks.

(DH) – “We now know the objectives and intentions of ArcelorMittal management,” said Stefano Araujo, central secretary of the OGBL, at the end of the tripartite on Tuesday. But if the head of the steel sector of the union welcomes a discussion qualified as “Constructive”, the fact remains that he always denounces “Certain gray areas” as to the future of the 570 employees threatened by the restructuring of the group in a complicated economic context.

Starting with the fact that the steel giant now wants outsource certain activities, while many jobs are currently at stake, around 14% of the group’s employees in the Grand Duchy. In detail, a quarter of the employees affected by the restructuring measures belong to the administrative services, the others being employed on the five production sites: in Belval, Differdange, Rodange, Bissen and Dommeldange.

The “steel” tripartite will play extensions on November 11 date on which the LSAP Ministers of Labor and the Economy, Dan Kersch and Franz Fayot will meet the managers of ArcelorMittal and the unions for a third consultation.

On the union side, the priority will be to “avoid layoffs” by making maximum use of certain provisions, in this case the measures of reclassification, of training and support or early retirement.


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