Luxembourg -ArcelorMittal enters conciliation process -July 17, 2013

Trade unions and ArcelorMittal will meet at the national conciliation office on 1 August, after efforts to come to a bilateral agreement have failed. As reported in the December 2012 newsletter, ArcelorMittal announced last year that it wanted to renegotiate its collective agreement. The atmosphere of the negotiations after the one-sided termination of the previous agreement has been strained and not led to any agreement. Ahead of the conciliation meeting, trade union OGBL demanded a one-off bonus for 2012 and 2013 for all employees before negotiations for 2014 can begin. OGBL demands the 2014 collective agreement include guarantees of social benefits, employee training and equipment. Reacting to the company’s closure of one of the steel plants in 2012 (see the October 2012 newsletter), the union has requested the parties discuss the production of steel ‘on a permanent and sustainable basis’.

 

English: http://www.wort.lu/en/view/unions-and-arcelormittal-conciliation-date-set ...  

 

For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the communications officer at the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova mnikolova@etui.org. For previous issues of the Collective bargaining newsletter please visit http://www.etui.org/E-Newsletters/Collective-bargaining-newsletter. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net.


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