Belgium -Tough negotiations at ArcelorMittal -September 20, 2012

After negotiations between the trade unions and the management on 795 dismissals ended up in a dead end street the company formulated a threat not to invest in the region of Liège. Roger Blanpain, professor in labour law, called this a clear breach of the OECD code of conduct for transnational companies that says that during negotiations on working conditions there will never be a threat of relocation. In the meantime, as a result of social arbitration the parties have agreed to reopen talks on investment plans and on a social plan.  

English: http://www.deredactie.be/cm/vrtnieuws.english/news/120918_Arcelor_Mittal

French: http://www.lavenir.net/article/detail.aspx ...

Dutch: http://www.demorgen.be/dm/nl/996/Economie ...  

 

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