Slovakia - No agreement on labour force reduction at U.S. Steel - June 30, 2016

Steelmaker U.S. Steel Košice continues the reduction of its labour force with another 29 work positions scrapped as of 1 June, for the third consecutive month. Local trade unions call this a salami method by which the company avoids mass layoffs that start at 30 work positions. They believe that the steelmaker is suffering due to the bad situation at the corporation’s American plants. In the three rounds of dismissal some employees accepted other jobs while others signed agreements on the termination of their work contracts. The trade unions have appealed to the Labour Inspectorate to examine whether the Collective Agreement and Labour Code were observed in the lay-offs.

English: http://spectator.sme.sk/c/20180109/trade-unions-u-s-steel-kosice-paying … 

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